Come Closer

Step into a queer dreamscape of pulsing music, neon shadows and shimmering reflections; where the story of a lone figure floating in a void unfurls in slow and startling ways.

It starts with an innocuous encounter between two men in New York: one a famous photographer, the other a nameless drifter. But when their ‘street photography’ interview takes an unexpectedly up-close-and-personal turn, things begin to unravel, plunging the audience into a maze of hospital corridors and underground clubs where truth and fiction meld, and pleasure is never far away.

A cross between Laurie Anderson’s circular storytelling and David Lynch’s unsettling atmospherics, Come Closer is a captivating solo performance for audiences who want to explore the underbelly of autobiography, intimacy, and sexual risk-taking today

What comforts me about the lack of shock or celebration in Come Closer – in the loucheness of the work – is it feels part of a landscape of Queer work which is performed in theatres, watched by paying audiences and is a legitimate part of a wider culture. I see a culture large enough for the Queerness in an individual work to be a casual aesthetic detail.” – James Varney, Exeunt


  • Thursday 24th January 2019, HOME, Manchester
  • Thursday 21st February 2019, The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton

Supported by Arts Council England, HOME, The Yard and The Marlborough Pub & Theatre

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