Booking to 18 November 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 stars Elena Skye (We Will Rock You, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables) as Twiggy.
Close Up: The Twiggy Musical runs from 18 September 2023 until 18 November 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 is in the cast of Close Up: The Twiggy Musical?
Elena Skye as Twiggy.
Lauren Azania AJ King-Yombo (Kay), Matt Corner (Justin de Villeneuve), Darren Day (Michael Witney), Beth Devine (Sally), Aoife Dunne (Cindy), Hannah-Jane Fox(Nell Hornby), and Steven Serlin (Norman Hornby), with Emma-Katie Adcock, Liam Buckland, Harriet Bunton, Leanne Garretty, Luke Johnson, David McIntosh, Danny Nattrass, Sydney Spencer, and Karen Walker.
Who are the creative team of Close Up: The Twiggy Musical?
Written and directed by Ben Elton.
Choroegrapher & Movement Director Jacob Fearey; Set Designer Tim Bird; Video Designer Tim Blazdell; Costume Designer Jonathan Lipman; Lighting Designer Philip Gladwell; Sound Designer Gregory Clarke; Hair, Wigs & Make-up Designer Diana Estrada Hudson; Musical Supervisor, Director & Orchestrator Stuart Morley.
Cast & Creatives Highlights
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
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
Official London Theatre tickets for Close Up: The Twiggy Musical at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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