Plays Directory : Closer

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Patrick Marber
  • Setting
    London
  • Overview
    Closer is the story of two couples entangled love affairs. The play opens with the meeting of Alice and Dan (an obituary writer) - originally played by Clive Owen. The play is set in London but Alice is American, a foreign, and 'dis-arming' persence. The love story merges into a tale of betrayal and abandonment once Dan meets Anna (a photographer). Alice has become Dan's muse and Dan write's a novel about her life by titles in Aquarium which directly relates to Anna. Unbeknown to himself Dan plays cupid with Anna and in a hilarious internet chatroom scene sets her up with Larry (a doctor). Anna begins to have an affair with Dan while he is still with Alice. Anna even marries Larry. Eventaully Alice leaves Dan and becomes a stripper where she encounters Larry. Alice and Larry become lovers. Closer is the s tory for 4 strangers' random meetings and casual deceptions. The play jumps from year to year and everytually ends in the discovery that Alice was not the person she claimed to, every act had been triggered by Alice's lies and thus nothing between the four character was ever true.

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4 known characters

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2 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Lucy Laing
Lucy Laing
Actor
2019, Anna
Rialto Theatre
Matt Corcoran
2019, Dan
Courtyard Theatre, London
Freddie Brook
2019, Larry
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Tom Wardlaw
Tom Wardlaw
Actor
2019, Larry
The Hen & Chickens Theatre
Nicole Evans
Nicole Evans
Actor
2019, Alice
Hope Mill Theatre
Elizabete Pauliute
2019, Anna
Ross Hayward
Ross Hayward
Lighting Designer
2019, Lighting Technician
John Cooper Studio
Rachel Singh
Rachel Singh
Actor
2019, Alice
Chobham
Cerys Millar
Cerys Millar
Actor
2019, Alice
Caitlin Cameron
2019, Alice
Rialto Theatre
Lernice Parker
2019, Alice
Carmina Cordelia
2019, Alice
Paul Findlay
Paul Findlay
Actor
2018, Larry
National Tour
Rebecca Leung
2018, Alice Ayers
HK Rep Black Box
Athena Phos
Athena Phos
Actor
2018, Anna
Chobham Academy
Arafa Sharif
Arafa Sharif
Actor
2018, Adele
Gloria Berton
2018, Anna
Adam Trussell
2018, Larry Gray
Diane Singh
Diane Singh
Actor
2018, Alice
Cité international des arts
Persephone Hulewicz
2018, Alice

Alternative Names

'Closer' by Patrick Marber