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Close Up: The Twiggy Musical Tickets

Close Up: The Twiggy Musical Tickets
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Close Up: The Twiggy Musical Tickets

About Close Up: The Twiggy Musical

The most fashionable show in town is at the Menier Chocolate Factory, telling the incredible life story of Twiggy. She became the face of the 60s as a young model and went on to conquer Hollywood and Broadway too. Get the full picture: book your Close-Up – The Twiggy Musical tickets on London Theatre now.

Lesley Hornby, aka Twiggy, was born to working-class parents in Neasden, in north-west London. As a skinny teenager, she was worlds away from the more curvaceous (and posh) models of the day. However, after she got a new cropped haircut from celebrity hairdresser Leonard, a journalist discovered her – and an icon was born.

Ben Elton, a good friend of Twiggy’s, writes and directs Close-Up – The Twiggy Musical. The musical is Twiggy taking charge of her story as we learn that she was passionate about fashion long before her “discovery”, designing and making her own clothes.

Close-Up – The Twiggy Musical features a toe-tapping pop score, using songs of the era to illustrate Twiggy’s experience and set the scene for the action. Add in fabulous period outfits, and it’s one groovy production.

Ben Elton is known for writing the book for the smash-hit Queen musical We Will Rock You, and even appeared in the show earlier this year. He also collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Love Never Dies and The Beautiful Game*.

Starring as Twiggy is Elena Skye, who previously played Scaramouche in Elton’s We Will Rock You. Watch her strut her stuff in the world premiere of this new musical and book Close-Up – The Twiggy Musical tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2h 30m (incl. interval)

Start date

September 18th, 2023

End date

November 18th, 2023

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Our Review

'Close-Up – The Twiggy Musical' review – a remarkable life story told with Swinging Sixties exuberance

3 of 5
28 Sep 2023, 09:50
Read our three-star review of Close-Up – The Twiggy Musical, written by Ben Elton, now in performances at the Menier Chocolate Factory to 18 November.

Venue

53 Southwark Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 1RU

Directions

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: London Bridge
Bus numbers: (Southwark St) RV1, 343, 381; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) 21, 35, 40, 133
Night bus numbers: (Southwark St) 381, N343; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) N21, N35, N133
Car park: Union Car Park on Southwark Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (10 mins) Head towards Borough High Street; cross the street and take Union Street. Turn right at O’Meara Street and the theatre will be at the end.

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

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