Closer (London)
Ends Aug 13 1h 55m
Closer (London)
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Closer (London) London Reviews and Tickets

73%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
0%
Negative
14%
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Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Absorbing

About the Show

Clare Lizzimore radically reimagines Patrick Marber's 1997 Olivier award-winning play about love.

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Member Reviews (7)

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23 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like the film, it’s very differently acted and creates a very different almost comic feel to it, makes more sense than the film

Don't see it if You don’t like melodrama, it’s very extreme in many ways

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
74
Of its time, Great acting

See it if A well acted play

Don't see it if You think live island is how relationships are made & broken. It's been going on for years

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Raunchy

See it if You like intelligent writing and witty dialogue.

Don't see it if You hated the 90s.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if if you don't mind vulgar language and want to see a funny show

Don't see it if you are younger than 18

1 Review | 0 Followers
75
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a fresh, fast paced show.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the 90s. It's pretty dated (think sexist) but it's not a total clincher if you can look past it being of its time! Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Quirky, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if A must see! A meticulous production that didn’t feel like an ordinary night at the theatre! The 4 protagonists were sublime in their roles!

Don't see it if Not for the exceedingly prudish!

28 Reviews | 1 Follower
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35
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of Marber's writing, you don't mind pointless vulgarity, or you enjoy a plot that doesn't really go anywhere.

Don't see it if you expect a nice human drama, you are put off by crassness, or you like a captivating story that moves at pace. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
July 21st, 2022

"Clare Lizzimore’s searingly good revival shows it’s also a modern classic... It’s starkly staged, deftly cast, and unflinching about the randomness and brutality of love."
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The Guardian (UK)
July 25th, 2022

"It is a feat that even with the weaker moments this play keeps us interested with its wit and sparks of brilliance. And that all these years later, this production manages to give it an edge."
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London Theatre
July 22nd, 2022

"The gathering nihilism of this play has always been a challenge, and the brilliance of Marber’s own approach to his text was to monitor throughout the wounded hearts that lay beneath the savagery and hurt. ...Hunt’s performance remains the take-away topic of the night, even as the play around her this time out seems wrongly titled: this is 'Closer' presented as if it were actually titled Further."
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The Times (UK)
July 21st, 2022

"Marber’s intelligence is always tangible. It’s hard to be bored by any of the seductions, betrayals, recriminations. It’s equally hard, 25 years on, to feel that anything huge hangs on them."
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The Stage (UK)
July 20th, 2022

"This 25th-anniversary production makes the audience appreciate why it was as successful as it was – it’s very tautly written, not a line is wasted, and also, at times, very funny – while acknowledging it’s a product of its time."
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Time Out London
July 21st, 2022

"There's something refreshingly frank about the way that both genders speak about sex here. Marber’s play fizzes with one-liners that still shock, as well as twists that get genuine gasps from the audience. This beautifully-judged revival is a gauntlet thrown down to the next generation of playwrights: it's time for an exploration of sex for the twenty-first century."
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WhatsOnStage
July 21st, 2022

"In many ways, it's a deeply cynical play: all four characters behave appallingly at times and the concept of deceit as a valid, overriding currency in matters of the heart is pretty uncomfortable."
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 21st, 2022

"There's certainly no doubt Closer remains shockingly entertaining. Yet, on the evidence of this outing at least, perhaps no longer so essential."
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