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2022 Season
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents


Written by Patrick Marber. Directed by Clare Lizzimore.
14 Jul - 13 Aug
From £10
Running time
115 minutes
Main House

The Olivier Award-winning play and Hollywood hit film.

‘What do you want?’
‘To be loved.’
‘That simple?’
‘It’s a big want.’

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?


Accolades: After its premiere in 1997, Closer won Olivier, Evening Standard and New York drama Critics Circle Awards. Since then, Closer has played in more than 200 cities across the world. In 2004 Mike Nichols directed the award-winning film version starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.

Content warning: Please note, this production contains sexually explicit language, adult themes, and scenes of a sexual nature.


14 Jul - 13 Aug 2022