The production will run at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 14th July until the 13th August.
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre have announced the full casting for its upcoming revival of the Olivier Award winning play by Patrick Marber and directed in a brand new staging by Clare Lizzimore. The production will see Jack Farthing, most recently seen as Prince Charles in Pablo Larraín’s critically-acclaimed film Spencer (Shoebox Films), playing Dan; Scottish BAFTA nominee and Dickinson’s (Apple TV+) rising star Ella Hunt in her stage debut, playing Alice; Nina Toussaint-White, best known for her role in the Emmy-nominated BBC series The Bodyguard, playing Anna; and Sam Troughton, who has performed extensively on stage and the screen including David Fincher’s recent biographical drama Mank (Netflix) and the hit HBO/Sky Atlantic miniseries Chernobyl, playing Larry.
The production also features a chorus, including Kane Feagan, Georgia-Rose Oliver, Sam Purkis and Wilf Walsworth who are part of SPRINGBOARD, a ground-breaking, free two year-training programme, launched in 2022 by the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre with the aim to nurture the next generation of performers with unrivalled theatre-based training for those currently underrepresented in theatre.
In the chaos of London; four strangers meet, fall in love and fall apart. To mark the 25th Anniversary of the play’s premiere, Olivier Award winning director, Clare Lizzimore, stages a radical new production of Patrick Marber’s cult-classic about longing, lust, sex, and desire. Would you risk it all for a moment of passion?
As well as being directed by Clare Lizzimore, the creative team behind the production includes: set and costume design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Richard Howell, composition, musical direction and live performance by Arun Ghosh, movement direction by Malik Nashad Sharpe, and casting by Lotte Hines.
Closer will play at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 14th July until the 13th August.