by Grace Chapple
Image: Vlad Bagacian

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by Grace Chapple

Christmas, 1987. Deirdre is trapped between nations, conflicts, and lives almost lived. She’s getting ready to celebrate the holiday alone, when fate gathers together all her old friends for one more night, and they find a small ember of warmth in the darkest corner of winter. But when Niamh arrives last with her new English boyfriend, the group start down a collision course that will change all of their lives forever. They don’t yet know how good and how bad things can be.

Never Closer is an exploration of love, trauma, and forgiveness in a shitty, beautiful world. By examining the generational trauma and cost of one nation’s battle against hatred, this new play asks whether it is possible to find light in the darkness, and whether it’s worth trying anyway.

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Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting (2020 nominee)

Theatre 503 International Playwriting Award (2020 nominee)

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