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  • Date and time: Friday 7 October 2016, 7.30pm
  • Location: Black Box, Theatre, Film and television Department. University of York, Campus East, Baird Lane, York, YO10 5GB
  • Admission: Free (Booking is Essential) - Please contact to reserve seats.

Event details

To all appearances, Closer by Patrick Marber is a play that follows the fickle fortunes of four characters as they hook up and break up with each other. This production, however, takes a Brechtian approach to staging the play in a bid to uncover types of behaviour and to place them in the context of the mid-1990s, the time at which the play is set. The production seeks to open up and display the characters' actions and opinions to the audience in order to make the familiar strange and to stimulate active curiosity rather than passive acceptance of the characters and their deeds.

A short Q&A will follow each performance.

Arriving By Car.

We recommend drivers approach the University from the junction of the A64 and A1079 on the east of the city, from where the University is signposted.  Access to parking on Campus East is via Field Lane. 
Once the driver has approached the smaller roundabout at the end of Field Lane, we suggest that they turn left onto Kimberlow lane, and left again at the smaller roundabout towards far entrance of the Carpark.

Entrance to this Carpark can be accessed by driving on the top outer road via Kimberlow Lane.  Please ignore the ‘Buses Only’ sign as the driver turns right at the next small roundabout into the car park.  Parking is free in the pay and display carpark between the hours of 18:00 and 08:00 Monday – Friday.

If you're using a satnav, use the postcode YO10 5GY.

Arriving By Bus

The number 44 bus will arrive on campus from the Railway Station in York via Kimber low lane terminus adjacent to the car park. The number 66 bus will arrive behind the TFTV building after traversing around the Sports Village.

The way to TFTV building will be signposted with ‘Closer’ production posters and directional arrows.

ce. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.