by  Patrick Marber

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

Patrick Marber's Olivier award-winning play which was adapted into an acclaimed film of the same name.

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by  Patrick Marber

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades


  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

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  • 1998 Olivier Award for Best New Play 1997

    1999 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy

    Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre


  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £85 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

    This title is currently restricted in all Major Cities, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)


2m, 2f
M2 (late 20s, 35) F2 (20, 30s)
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Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber was born in London in 1964. He began his career as a writer in 1986. He co-wrote and appeared in a number of radio and television programmes including The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You. In 1995 his first play, Dealer’s Choice, premiered at the National Theatre in a production he also directed. Si ...

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