19:45, Tue 10th – Sat 14th October 2006 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 1
“Pleasure and self-destruction: the perfect poison.”
In a bustling and blinding metropolis, four strangers meet and fall in love. Dan writes obituaries. Anna is a recently divorced photographer. Larry is a lustful dermatologist. Alice is a self-described waif, working as a stripper.
A brutal anatomy of modern love, 'Closer' follows these characters through four years of romantic turmoil and charts their restless hunt and constant failure to find intimacy. Patrick Marber’s devastatingly sharp dialogue creates an emotional minefield, in which truth and illusion are interchangeable; and in which love can hurt and scar, as much as it can console and heal.
Come and recognise yourselves in these strikingly real relationships as they are injected into an oppressive cityscape of neon, couture and projection.
Sexual conflicts, fluid identities, distilled memories: all laid bare on the ADC stage, in this stylish and seductive update of one of the most provocative plays of the 1990s: a 'candid, scathing, very modern view of the sex war' (Guardian).