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:

Matt Corcoran
2019, Dan
Courtyard Theatre, London
Charlie Venables
2018, Dan
Bryan Wilhelm
2018, Dan
Gerrard Art Space
Billy Innes
Billy Innes
Actor
2018, Dan
Old Street London
Matthew Christmas
2017, Dan
Old Joint Stock Theatre
Ali Zayn
Ali Zayn
Actor
2017, Dan
Orlando Gibbs
2017, Dan
Grange Court Theatre
Angus Bower-Brown
2017, Dan
Luke Harding
Luke Harding
Actor
2017, Dan
University Square London
Nick Long
Nick Long
Actor
2017, Dan
Bread and Roses theatre
Lorne Macnaughton
2016, Dan
Billy Cummings
2016, Dan
Jonathan Blakeley
2016, Dan
Crescent Arts Centre (Belfast)
Oliver Knight
2016, Dan
RADA Studios
Reece Richardson
2016, Dan
Black Box Theatre York
Wilson Smith
Wilson Smith
Actor
2015, Dan
Nick Biadon
Nick Biadon
Actor
2015, Dan
The Studios
Jody Deane
Jody Deane
Actor
2015, Dan
Francis Rizzoli
2015, Dan
Adam Scott Houghton
2015, Dan
RADA

Alternative Names

'Closer' by Patrick Marber