18 September 2023 - 18 October 2023
Grab your miniskirt and re-live the swinging ‘60s and soulful ‘70s in this joyful, uplifting and empowering world première musical!
Author and director Ben Elton charts Twiggy’s journey through laughter and tears from the suburbs of London to the world’s fashion capitals to Hollywood and Broadway and ultimately to becoming a national treasure and Dame of the Realm. All accompanied by a fabulous score featuring the hits that have been the soundtrack to Twiggy’s life.
Close Up: The Twiggy Musical runs from 18 September 2023 until 18 October 2023 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.
What's the story of Close Up: The Twiggy Musical?
The story of a skinny kid from Neasden who became the most famous teenager on the planet and the ‘face of the 1960’s may seem like the stuff of fairy tales, but there is tragedy as well as triumph in this intimate portrayal of a true 20th century icon.
It’s the story of a young working class woman who faced snobbery and sexism in a pre-Me Too world and yet achieved her dreams without ever compromising who she was.
Who are the creative team of Close Up: The Twiggy Musical?
Written and directed by Ben Elton with set & video design by Tim Bird, choreography by Jacob Fearey, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, sound design by Gregory Clarke and musical supervision/ orchestrations by Stuart Morley.
Venue InformationMenier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521