Never Closer

Never
Closer

  • 5-16 Oct 22 Downstairs Theatre

Never
Closer

Written by Grace Chapple
Directed by Hannah Goodwin

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 5-16 Oct 22
  • Accessibility
    • image description
  • Content warning

    Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

    Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

    Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

  • Presented by
    • essential workers

“We’re through the worst of it, at least. The days will get longer from here.”

Northern Ireland, 1987. Deirdre is trapped between nations, conflicts, and lives almost lived. She’s getting ready to celebrate Christmas alone when fate (or coincidence) brings her oldest friends together for the first time in years. In this small pocket of time, they find an ember of warmth on the darkest winter night… until someone arrives with a new English boyfriend.

Set against the backdrop of The Troubles, this multi-award nominated new play (Griffin, Rodney Seaborn & Theatre503 International Playwriting) is a tender exploration of love, forgiveness, and whether we fight or flee.

What is 25A? 25A IS A BELVOIR INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF THE FUTURE. IT HAS BEEN MADE BY INDEPENDENT AND EMERGING ARTISTS. THEY HAVE PRODUCED AND MARKETED IT THEMSELVES. THEY GET 100% OF THE BOX OFFICE AND THE THEATRE FOR FREE. THEIR TASK IS TO MAKE A SHOW FOR LESS THAN $1500. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE ARTISTS OF THE FUTURE.

Performance Times

Weekly Times

  • tuesday 6:45PM
  • wednesday 6:45PM

    Except preview (5 October 7:45PM)

  • thursday 7:45PM
  • friday 7:45PM
  • saturday 2:15PM, 7:45PM

    No matinee on 8 October

  • sunday 5.15PM
  • image description Preview Session
  • image description Special Performance

PRICES

  • Full price (adult) $25
  • Previews $20

25A Tickets

Tickets to 25A productions are $25 and Previews are $20. Tickets are available online and on the door.

BOOK NOW

TEAM

  • Grace Chapple
    Writer
  • Hannah Goodwin
    Director
    image description

    Hannah Goodwin is a director and dramaturg who lives and works on Gadigal land. Hannah’s work includes The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (Bondi Feast, Adelaide Fringe and National Theatre of Parramatta), A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) by Lulu Raczka (Kings Cross Theatre), and The Carousel by Pippa Ellams (Shopfront […]

    Read full bio
  • Cast

  • Meg Clarke
  • Creatives

  • Zoë Hollyoak
    Producer
  • Alyx Dennison
    Sound Designer & Composer
    image description

    Alyx Dennison is a singer, composer and sound designer living and working on Gadigal Land. She is a fierce advocate for equality in education and the arts, with a particular interest in work which illuminates (and works to dissolve) systems of class, power and hierarchy. She cut her teeth on experimental pop duo kyü, who toured […]

    Read full bio
  • Ella Butler
    Set & Costume Designer
    image description

    Ella is a set and costume designer for theatre, film and live performance. Her appreciation and love for design is expressed through a belief in the innate memory, rich history and meaning in space, objects and dress.  In a Design role, Ella’s theatre credits include: for Griffin Theatre Company First Love is the Revolution and Wherever She Wanders, […]

    Read full bio
  • Laura Farrell
    Dialect Coach