Cult classic CLOSER launches La Boite’s epic 2024 season

La Boite Theatre launches its highly anticipated 2024 season with the return of cult classic, Closer the unflinching and provocative exploration of truth, lust, desire and betrayal by celebrated British playwright Patrick Marber.

Featuring an all-star Queensland cast including two-time Logie nominee Anna McGahan (House Husbands, Underbelly) this new in-the-round production plays 4 – 20 April, directed by La Boite Artistic Director Courtney Stewart.

Closerfollows the lives of out-of-towner Alice, photographer Anna, obituary writer Dan and derma tologist Larry over several years as they meet, bond, separate and move on.

Described as “bruising and beautiful”, the dark comedy offers a confronting reality about how adults approach relationships and explores the inevitable fall- out when we cross the lines between love and lust.

Director Courtney Stewart described the work as a “modern masterpiece”. “On its premiere in 1997, Closer won Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’


Circle Awards and has since been performed in more than 200 cities across the world, including at La Boite 24 years ago,”

“This play is at the top of every actor’s bucket list and we have assembled a dream cast of Queensland greats for this brand new in-the-round production.

Joining McGahan in the four-hander are La Boite favourites Kevin Spink (Away, An Ideal Husband) , Colin Smith (From Darkness) , and Sophia Emberson-Bain (Prize Fighter).


It’s a particular thrill to welcome Anna McGahan back to La Boite, 13 years after she stole hearts – and a Matilda Award – for her mainstage debut in La Boite’s iconic production of Julius Caesar.

I have long admired the work of much-loved Brisbane actors Kevin Spink and Colin Smith and am excited to work with them for the first time, and I know Sophia Emberson-Bain will be blistering in her second La Boite production following her role in Prize Fighter. I’m obsessed with them all!” 2024 also marks 20 years since the release of the popular film adaptation starring Hollywood greats Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Clive Owen.

Closer is recommended for audiences aged 15+ and contains strong sexual themes, violence, discussions of death and explicit language

Season Details

Venue: La Boite Theatre
Date: 04 – 20 April 2024

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Photo Credit: David Kelly

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