Brief Encounter

BUY TICKETS
RUNNING TIME
1hr. 30min.
Closes 9 Sep 2018

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Coward's great tale of illicit love adapted from the 1946 film by David Lean. Set in the winter of 1938-39, it tells of Laura, an ordinary respectable housewife, and Alec, a doctor. Both are middle class and married (happily, they believe) to other people, when, after a chance meeting at Milford Junction Train Station, where Alec gallantly remove a piece of grit from Laura's eye, they embark on a 6-week affair. Your heart will lift at their new-found love and sink again as they struggle against their feelings to deny their destiny together - and the stirring up of countless memories of a true classic in the history of British film.

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Brief Encounter extends its West End run - 10 May 2018

Review: Brief Encounter (Empire Cinema, Haymarket) - 12 Mar 2018

Emma Rice: 'Adapting a cinema into a theatre for Brief Encounter is madness' - 8 Mar 2018

Test your theatre knowledge: Complete the theatre quotes about love - 11 Feb 2018

Long Day's Journey, The Captive Queen and Brief Encounter make our top openings of the week - 6 Feb 2018

Read more related articles