Closer (London)
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Closer (London)

Closer (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(11 Ratings)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Clever

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (11)

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58 Reviews | 5 Followers
Intense, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and laugh and THE THEATRE.

Don't see it if Hmm

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
Wonderful performances!, Witty, Slick, Tight, Dysfunction

See it if you like fantastic revivals! Nobody cares about anybody. Deeply wounded & resentful, a story of betrayal & dysfunction.

Don't see it if Contains adult themes & bad language

34 Reviews | 1 Follower
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

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
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

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
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
Great writing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if I saw this over 20 years ago , and this production was fab . Great acting still relevant today

Don't see it if It's something that is thought provoking and even after show you enjoy more

1 Review | 0 Followers
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!

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
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

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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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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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 Arts Desk
July 21st, 2022

"Intellectually stimulating, sexy and funny, what's not to like?"
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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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