Closer (2017) is a theatre production by POS Theatre Company in collaboration with Østfold Kulturutvikling (which is the cultural division of the County of Østfold), Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and Parkteatret Produksjoner AS. Closer is based on the play by the same title by Patrick Marber. The production opens at Parkteatret i Moss during NonStop International Theatre Festival, after which it is performed at Centralteatret and on tour.

Per-Olav Sørensen directs it.

Nicolai Cleve Broch plays the doctor Larry, Andrea Bræin Hovig plays the photographer Anna, Anders Danielsen Lie plays the writer and obituarist Dan and Ester Grenersen plays the former stripper Alice.


(Objekt ID 75808)
Object type Production
Premiere September 20, 2017
Produced by
In collaboration with Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Performing Arts Østfold
Based on Closer by Patrick Marber
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period September 20, 2017  

At the webpage of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) the following, among other things, is written about Closer:

"Closer from 1997, by British Patrick Marber, is the story of how two couples' destinies are woven together. It is a play about love and sex, and the harm we cause one another in the name of these 'goodies'. It is also a story of 'truth', and how the characters' strained attitudes to truth have consequences to themselves and others. Funny, tragic and so recognisable it prickles.

Closer had its Norwegian premiere at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) in 1998 (at the time, using the Norwegian title Nærmere), and has been performed all over the world. In 2004, the play was made into a Golden Globe-winning movie directed by the legend Mike Nichols, starring Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Clive Owen."


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), 18.08.17,,

Contributors (20)
Name Role
Patrick Marber – Playwright
Dagfinn Nordbø – Translation
Per-Olav Sørensen – Translation
Per-Olav Sørensen – Direction
Samira Moon Lee – Choreography
Ida Toft – Costume design
Reidar Richardsen – Video/Film
Thorbjørn Kittelsen – Sound
Reidar Richardsen – Lighting design
Nicolai Cleve Broch – Actor (Larry, lege)
Ester Marie Grenersen – Actor (Alice, tidligere stripper)
Andrea Bræin Hovig – Actor (Anna, fotograf)
Anders Danielsen Lie – Actor (Dan, forfatter og nekrologskribent)
Nina Elise Johansen – Mask design
Kari Jenseg – Stage manager
Anders Ødegaard – Lighting technician (på turnè)
Vegard Billing – Technician
Arne Solhaug – Technician
Geir Meum Olsen – Production manager
Kari Jenseg – Production assistant
Performance dates
Navember 20, 2017Hovedscenen, Rogaland Teater visiting performance
September 27, 2017Oslo Nye Centralteatret Show
September 20, 2017 Parkteatret i Moss, Moss Kulturhus, Parkteatret AS Opening night
Festivals (1)
NonStopFestivalen September 20, 2017