Brief Encounter

One-time venues

Brief Encounter

02 Mar 2018 - 01 Nov 2018

£23.00 - £75.00

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I want to remember every minute. Always. Always to the end of my days.

Your heart dances. The world seems strange and new. You want to laugh and skip and fall forever… You are in love. You are in love with the wrong person.

Kneehigh's award-winning live and projected production of Wilde's haunting love story returns to the Empire Cinema, Haymarket. 

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“Clever projection design... The worlds of stage and screen have been brought together in a loving union... Captivating leads,”

Debbie Gilpin (Broadway World)

“Playful, inventive, sincere and inspiring... A little classic in its own right... It’s Kneehigh , sky-high. Glorious.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“An utterly enveloping stage show that both honours and respects the film origins of its material.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Nothing less than a visual feast... mingles a love of celluloid with theatrical verve... Pollen: haunting and sedate.”

Alex Wood (What's On Stage)

“Fresh layers of mischief and humour... Moments of startling transformation... Mixes larky charm with unabashed romanticism.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“A satisfying mixture of the original and something entirely new, a joyfully theatrical homage to cinema.”

Heather Neill (The Stage, Arts Desk)

“Unstoppably entertaining exhumation of Rice’s greatest hit... She has... if anything, upped the excitement.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Larky, heart-stopping... Such a great night out: a show of genuine invention, with broad appeal... a big, bruised, beating heart”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Welcome return of Kneehigh’s heart-filling and mood-boosting cinematic love letter.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Delectable stage version... A playful blend of tongue-in-cheek and emotional earnestness, madly spoofy yet deeply committed. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Technical wizardry... Witty touches... Pollen and Sturgeon play the hapless lovers with both emotional truth and period style.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Rice’s inventive theatrical interpretation has plenty to recommend it, as this latest revival illustrates.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“When I saw the play a decade ago I was blown away... This production struggles to reignite the flame. ”

Kaleem Aftab (Independent)

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