Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical
Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical

Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical London Reviews and Tickets

(11 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Clever, Nostalgic

About the Show

Ben Elton writes & directs this new biographical musical about 60s supermodel, Twiggy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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197 Reviews | 75 Followers
Fun and nostalgic musical flashback

See it if You lived through the 60s and 70s and enjoy revisiting those years.

Don't see it if You want anything deep or thought-provoking or if you can’t appreciate well-done jukebox musicals.

30 Reviews | 1 Follower
Nostalgic, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love 60s and 70s music. Good for baby boomers and millennials alike. The songs, singing and acting were all great.

Don't see it if You’re not into narrated musicals telling a true story or if disinterested in the music and fashion scene of the 60s and 70s.

37 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great acting, Witty, Absorbing, Emotional, Entertaining

See it if You’re a fan of Twiggy, the 60s, Ben Elton writing, jukebox musicals, enjoy life stories and a fun, entertaining night out

Don't see it if You like original music only, traditional musicals, narration

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like new shows and are a fan of the 60s.

Don't see it if You don’t want to cry.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Funny, Charming, Fun, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You remember the joy of the sixties, or want to know what it was all about. Great cast, music, dancing and costumes

Don't see it if You are a miserabilist!

1 Review | 0 Followers
Warm, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a heart warming story told in a humorous and charming way with great music, fun choreography and a hugely talented cast

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of ben elton's writing

221 Reviews | 42 Followers
During previews
Delightful, Edgy, Quirky, Great writing, Great singing

See it if the 60's/70's music scene interests you or love artists biopic musicals

Don't see it if your expecting only twiggy music as it has an array of music from 60's/70's to the present day

85 Reviews | 5 Followers
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if the twiggy era appeals to you, and like a funny light show

Don't see it if you're bored easily. The second half drags along.

Critic Reviews (14)

September 28th, 2023

" It is tender, empowering and entertaining."
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The London Evening Standard
September 28th, 2023

"It’s strident, squawky and front-loaded with irony, the cast joshing and eye-rolling with the audience from the start."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 28th, 2023

"The black and white images and video footage of the real Twiggy, so much more compelling than the action on stage, are a hypnotic reminder of a phenomenon who is simply not captured in this over-bright, over-sentimental, rictus smile of a musical."
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The Times (UK)
September 29th, 2023

"Not so much a close-up, more a smudged Polaroid taken from a distance."
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London Theatre
September 28th, 2023

"It all contributes to an exuberant and accessible show, but one that whistles through the greatest hits rather than matching the pioneering creative ambition of its subject."
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The Stage (UK)
September 28th, 2023

"It is ironic that a show about a woman synonymous with fashion and style should be such a tasteless mess."
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September 28th, 2023

"Elton’s direction is efficient rather than inspired but he at least keeps the whole thing moving at a cracking pace. His script is stronger on humour than pathos, but the excellent cast make it work."
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The Independent (UK)
September 28th, 2023

"It was the Sixties, sexy schoolgirls were all part of the culture,” opines Twiggy, explaining that it only seems wrong in retrospect."
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