There's a moment. There's always a moment . . .
Dan rescues Alice. Anna photographs Dan. Larry meets Anna online. Alice rescues Larry. This is London at the end of the twentieth century where lives collide and fates change in an instant.
Strangers become lovers and lovers become strangers . . .
On its premiere in 1997, Closer won Olivier, Evening Standard and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. Since then, the play has been produced in more than 200 cities across the world.
This edition of the play was published to coincide with the production at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2015.
About the Author
Patrick Marber was born in London. His first play, Dealer's Choice, premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in February 1995. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play. Closer premiered at the Royal National Theatre in May 1997. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Critics' Circle Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. Closer premiered on Broadway in March 1999 where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Howard Katz premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in September 2001. Patrick Marber has also written extensively for television and radio including After Miss Julie (BBC, 1995).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Relationships are messed up! At least that's what Marber has to say about relationships in the modern era. This tale of four lives that are interconnected by sex, desire, loss, and love is a scathing review of the state of adult relations in contemporary London. Great read, funny and poignant dialogue. the film is okay, but watch it before the play if you want to like the film.
This was a gritty, raw play with characters who are absolutely cruel to each other. The dialog was cutting and memorable. It had moments of humor, and great chemistry between the characters. The ending was sad, but I enoyed it greatly.
Closer is a fantastic exploration of four strangers, who meet, fall in love, and destroy's one another's happiness. It's a haunting tale of love, lust, and selfishness. Brilliant, thrilling, and absolutely incredible.