Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical

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!


Menier Chocolate Factory

53 Southwark Street, London

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5.0(4 reviews)
  • Heather Rowswell

    Sep 27, 2023

    loved this show..... from the quirky theatre to the brilliant story line. typical Ben Elton humour through out the script. Touched on some sensitive life issues in Twiggy's life cleverly done. loved the customs, dancing and the music! will definitely go again ..... hopefully when it hits the West End.

  • Jay

    Sep 24, 2023

    The show was really good..cast were great. Funny, sad and nostalgic.. highly recommend

  • Gillybags

    Sep 21, 2023

    This musical is a fabulous concoction of British history, story-telling, comedy, pathos and much more. With the constant twist of a comparison to today's social norms and values which made me question how much some things have changed and some....have not! The performances of the cast were stunning, couldn't take my eyes of them, need to see it again for the parts I 'missed' being engaged with individual parts so deeply. Another triumph of Ben Elton's writing, many parts not surprisingly, making me laugh out loud.

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