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Description

One of the most acclaimed theatrical productions seen all over the world returns to Birmingham.

I'm a happily married woman. Or rather I was until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world and it's enough, or rather it was until a few weeks ago.

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.

That's how it all began. Just by me getting a little piece of grit in my eye.

Noël Coward's film Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. Since opening at The REP, this award-winning Kneehigh production has triumphed in the West End, toured the globe and opened to dazzling reviews on Broadway. It has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

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

Why not indulge in a Brief Encounter High Tea before or after a matinee performance? Click here to find out more.

Creative Team

Director Emma Rice
Designer Neil Murray
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Designer Simon Baker
AV Designer John Driscoll & Gemma Carrington
Casting Director Sarah Bird

Reviews

An early must-see of 2018

The Reviews Hub

Theatrically ingenious

Sincerely Amy

A wonderfully creative twist on a timeless classic

Express & Star

The magic that Kneehigh bring to the stage is nothing short of directorial brilliance

Stage Talk Magazine

Well acted, well directed and well worth seeing

Behind The Arras

Exhilarating entertainment

Bum On A Seat

Surely the most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie

The New York Times

Emma Rice’s staging of Noël Coward’s screenplay is a delight. Moving, funny, gripping and even at its most inventive, true to the original and its all-English heart

The Times

An absolute triumph. Moving, funny, jaw-droppingly inventive...I haven't had such a good time in years

The Independent

The company that has put the soul back into storytelling in the theatre

The Guardian

Company & Creatives
Ticket Information

From £15

Weekday matinees (8, 13 & 15 February) from £10

Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges

As of 15 January, we now charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Running Time

90 minutes (no interval)

Fees & Charges
As of 15 January, we now charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.
Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.
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Further Information
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes with no interval

Access Performances
BSL 16 Feb - 7.30pm
Audio Description 9 Feb - 7.30pm
Captioned 8 Feb - 2pm
Relaxed 15 Feb - 2pm

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