Closer, Lyric Hammersmith

Closer Tickets

Lyric Hammersmith, London

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New staging of the Olivier Award-winning play and Hollywood hit film.

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the play’s premiere, Olivier Award winning director, Clare Lizzimore, stages a radical new production of Patrick Marber’s cult-classic about longing, lust, sex, and desire.

Would you risk it all for a moment of passion? In a city out of lockdown, the play is as searing today as it ever was in its exploration of love, sex and the fragility of the human heart.

Accolades: After its premiere in 1997, Closer won Olivier, Evening Standard and New York drama Critics Circle Awards. Since then, Closer has played in more than 200 cities across the world. In 2004 Mike Nichols directed the award-winning film version starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.

Closer is booking from 14 July 2022 and 13 August 2022 at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London.

What is Closer about?

‘What do you want?’
‘To be loved.’
‘That simple?’
‘It’s a big want.’

In the chaos of London; four strangers meet, fall in love and fall apart.

Who is in the cast of Closer?

The cast is lead by Jack Farthing, Ella Hunt, Nina Toussaint-White and Sam Troughton. The chorus is made up of Kane Feagan, Georgia-Rose Oliver, Wilf Walsworth, Sam Purkis, Kane Feagan.

Creative team

Written by Patrick Marber with direction by Clare Lizzimore, Set and Costume Design by Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Design by Richard Howell, Musical Direction and Arrangement by Arun Ghosh, Sound Design by Christopher Shutt, Movement Direction by Malik Nashad Sharpe, Casting by Lotte Hines CDG. Assistant Director is Kwame Owusu, Music by Radhika Aggarwal.


Reviews of Closer

What the critics have said about the show in the past

“Patrick Marber's play is as powerful and pertinent as ever” - The Guardian
“Closer established Patrick Marber as the leading playwright of his generation" - The Independent on Sunday
"One of the best plays of sexual politics in the language" - The Sunday Times
“Closer is both bruising and beautiful, shatteringly funny and devastatingly sad” - Daily Variety

Show Information

Age restrictions
16+
Running time
1 hours 55 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 13 August 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Venue Information

Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266
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