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Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical

September - November 2023

About The Show

The story of a skinny kid from Neasden who became the most famous teenager on the planet and the ‘face of the 1960’s’ may seem like the stuff of fairy tales, but there is tragedy as well as triumph in this intimate portrayal of a true 20th century icon.

It’s the story of a young working class woman who faced snobbery and sexism in a pre-Me Too world and yet achieved her dreams without ever compromising who she was.

Author and director Ben Elton charts Twiggy’s journey through laughter and tears from the suburbs of London to the world’s fashion capitals to Hollywood and Broadway and ultimately to becoming a national treasure and Dame of the Realm. All accompanied by a fabulous score featuring the hits that have been the soundtrack to Twiggy’s life.

Grab your miniskirt and re-live the swinging ‘60s and soulful ‘70s in this joyful, uplifting and empowering world première musical!

Suggested age 12+

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Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical

Creative Team

Writer and Director
Ben Elton
Choroegrapher & Movement Director
Jacob Fearey
Set Designer
Tim Bird
Video Designer
Tim Blazdell
Costume Designer
Jonathan Lipman
Lighting Designer
Philip Gladwell
Sound Designer
Gregory Clarke
Hair, Wigs & Make-Up Designer
Diana Estrada Hudson
Musical Supervisor, Director & Orchestrator
Stuart Morley

Show Info

Ticket Pricing Info

We are delighted to offer a range of ticket prices, from discounted preview tickets to Premier seats.



Booking Info

The performance schedule for Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical is as follows:


18th September to 18th November 2023


Tuesday – Saturday: 7:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 3pm

Groups Info

A group booking can be made for a group of 10 or more people. The group rate applies to standard seats only for specific performances.

Access Info

The theatre has step-free access to the foyer and bar area, as well as an accessible toilet. The theatre also has wheelchair spaces available in the auditorium.


Running Time

The performance is 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15 minute interval.