19:00, Tue 25th – Sat 29th January 2011 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 1
‘Have you ever seen the human heart? It looks like a fist wrapped in blood.’
Four people meet for the first time. They fall in love. Then they fall apart. Hailed by the Sunday Times as ‘one of the best plays about sex in the language’, Marber’s quick-paced script viciously exposes the violence inherent in desire, laying bare the connection between sex and war, between love and pain. Savagely honest and shot through with a comedy that is only ever cruel, Closer drives us straight to the heart of love without morality. At once torturers and victims, painfully vulnerable and frighteningly sadistic, the characters fight on two fronts: to conquer their targets and to humiliate the competition. When obsession is this overwhelming, rejection creates a destruction that can leave nothing intact.