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CLOSE UP

'A thought-provoking, complex piece of theatre' The Spy in the Stalls

Close Up

Documentary maker Lauren wants to make it on the big networks. Ex-show girl Grace is ready to shoot to fame with the help of her late friend Kenneth Williams.

Conversations about showbiz, sex and ambition bring together two women four generations apart as they work on a fly on the wall documentary.

In 1968 the Theatres Act abolished censorship of the theatre paving the way for freedom of speech across all media. Half a century later we are allowed to show and witness the unimaginable. But are we really free to assert our individuality? And if it isn’t government law, what are the systems regulating speech in the post-truth era?

Odd Eyes’ latest piece brings together elements of theatre and live filming, Polari language and music to create a multi-layered experience that will make you question your assumptions about how much freedom we are allowed.

 

This is a work in progress. We appreciate audience feedback during the post-show Q&A sessions.

 

Cast and creatives

Written and directed by Emilia Teglia
Film design by Mark Morreaux
Music composed and directed by Barbara Diana

Produced by Flora Herberich for Odd Eyes Theatre

With
Andrew Goddard
Sophie Delora Jones

Interview with writer director Emilia Teglia about the making of Close Up

The next stage of development will showcase on: 

20 January
London Metropolitan University
TMG65 Studio
Tickets: £6
Free for London Metropolitan University Students

22 January
London Metropolitan University
TMG65 Studio
Tickets: £6
Free for London Metropolitan University Students

26 January, 7.30 pm
Richmix
Venue 1
Tickets: £8 to £10
Box Office
020 7613 7498
www.richmix.org.uk/node/10382/spektrix/seats/224603

18 February
New Diorama Theatre
Tickets: £8 to £10
Box Office
0207 383 9034

Email info@oddeyestheatre.net for bookings

 


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