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Production Photos for Noël Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Isabel Pollen (Laura) & Jim Sturgeon (Alec), credit Simon Turtle
BRIEF ENCOUNTER Isabel Pollen (Laura) & Jim Sturgeon (Alec), credit Simon Turtle

Kneehigh’s award-winning production of Noël Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, which is currently playing at Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 17th February, followed by The Lowry, Salford from 20th to 24th February, before its West End season at Empire Cinema Haymarket from 2nd March to 2nd September 2018:

Switching between live action and film, BRIEF ENCOUNTER stars Jim Sturgeon as Alec, Isabel Pollen as Laura, Lucy Thackeray as Myrtle, Beverly Rudd as Beryl, Jos Slovick as Stanley and Dean Nolan as Fred/Albert, with Katrina Kleve and Peter Dukes. BRIEF ENCOUNTER is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers.

A chance meeting in a railway station café where they were brought together by Laura ‘getting a little piece of grit in my eye’, led to one of the most haunting and heart-breaking love stories ever told.

Producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers said, “Emma Rice’s award-winning theatrical production of Brief Encounter is one of the highlights of our producing career. It is incredibly exciting to bring it back to London’s West End after it has triumphed all over the world and to present it in the restored Empire Cinema, which was built in 1926 as the Carlton Theatre. Our wonderful stage production of Brief Encounter switches between live action and film, so we will once again be turning the cinema into a theatre especially for this show.”

Photos by Steve Tanner

“We are very proud to be working again with Emma on this spellbinding production, which we hope a new generation will now have the chance to see, as well as those who may have missed it the first time or loved it so much they just have to come back and see it again.

2 March – 2 September 2018

Empire Cinema
63-65 Haymarket
St James’s
London SW1Y 4RL
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday & Sunday 3:00pm*
*3pm & 6pm on Sunday 11 March 2018
Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval)


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