I am a huge fan of Patrick Marber’s writing. ‘Closer’ is a quick-witted and apt take on modern relationships, telling the story of four strangers whose lives become entwined through love, sex, mystery and betrayal. This show started slowly but got better as it went along. Rush Theatre Company depicts characters relationships and echoes of their past with subtle mirroring of movements and language, which works nicely throughout. However, despite some moments of good acting, I wasn’t completely engaged in the characters’ worlds or their relationship to one another and it seemed to drag in places. This wasn’t helped by some technical difficulties along with continuous backing music which I found distracting, making it a harder piece to watch.
Zoo Southside, 12-25 Aug (not 28), 9.00pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Ella Fryer-Smith]