DOI: 10.5040/9781784605148.00000010
Roles: Male (2) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

Anna Jordan's short play Closer to God explores the private worlds of strangers, living side by side in a tower block, but generations apart. It was first performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London, in 2009 as part of the inaugural OffCut Festival, winning the Overall Winner and Audience Choice Award.

The play is set on the nineteenth floor of a council-owned tower block, with the playing space divided into two areas by an imaginary partition wall. 'She' is a young single mother, while 'He' is a seventy-nine-year-old man in the flat next door. Their interweaving monologues lay bare the differences and connections that can exist between people, living in the sky, just the other side of the thin wall.

The Old Red Lion production was directed by Anna Jordan and performed by Peter Gordon and Ursula Early.

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Nick Hern Books

Anna Jordan

ISBN: 9781848427938

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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