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Closer Tickets

14 Jul 2022 - 13 Aug 2022

Closer Information

Closer, the Olivier award-winning play, is a funny and uncompromising modern classic which cuts to the quick of human connection and the cost of risking it all for intimacy. Directed by Clare Lizzimore (Bull, One Day When We Were Young) in a radical new staging of Patrick Marber's (Notes on a Scandal, Dealer's Choice) iconic play. Runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 14 July - 13 August 2022.

"I need you. I can't think, I can't work, I can't breathe. We are going to die. me."

Dan and Alice. Anna and Dan. Larry and Anna. Alice and Larry.
In the chaos of London; four strangers meet, fall in love and fall apart as desire turns to heartbreak.  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.

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Opening date

July 14th, 2022

Closing date

August 13th, 2022


Lyric Hammersmith

Cast and creative

By: Patrick Marber
Director: Clare Lizzimore
Cast list: Jack Farthing, Ella Hunt, Nina Toussaint-White, Sam Troughton, Kane Feagan, Georgia-Rose Oliver, Sam Purkis, Wilf Walsworth
Set: Soutra Gilmour
Costume: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting: Richard Howell
Movement: Malik Nashad Sharpe

Latest Closer News & Features

Find out the full cast for the 25th anniversary of Patrick Marber’s Closer. Closer begins previews at Lyric Hammersmith on 14 July, ahead of an opening night on 20 July and performances to 13 August. Closer follows four strangers: Dan, Alice, Anna and Larry. They're all in London, and they meet by chance, fall in love and then drift apart from one another. For the 25th anniversary production, director Clare Lizzimore will further explore topics of modern-day love, sex, and identity. “For this...

Photo credit: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (Photo by Chris Payne)

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced the 2022 season of work, with plays scheduled to October 2022. The season includes a revival of Patrick Marber's Closer, as well as a modern retelling of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler."We are so proud and excited to be able to share this season with our audience. This past 18 months has been tough for our industry; theatre has felt vulnerable, as has our society" said artistic director Rachel O'Riordan. She continued by stating that "the writers and...

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