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Draw Me Close

Written and directed by Jordan Tannahill

A preview of the National Theatre and National Film Board of Canada co-production, presented by the Young Vic.

Mon to Sat, performances run in approx. 1 hr timeslots throughout each day

Tickets £15. We’ll be releasing a small number of tickets throughout the run. Keep an eye on our social channels for more info.

The Maria

Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son, in the wake of her terminal cancer diagnosis. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the performance allows the audience member to take the part of protagonist and experience life as Jordan inside a live, animated world.   

‘Mind officially blown. Unlike any experience I’ve ever had’ Huffington Post

‘An emotional and technologically brilliant experience that takes the concept of immersion into new heights’ Mashable

The experience is by award-winning playwright and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill, in a co-production between the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio and National Film Board of Canada, in collaboration with All Seeing Eye, with illustrations by Teva Harrison

Audience Members will experience this immersive and intimate performance individually in a series of approx. 1 hour timeslots, running throughout each day. Due to the unique nature of this presentation, single tickets are available to buy one at a time.

Age Recommendation 14+

Latecomers cannot be admitted. Please ensure you arrive in good time before the performance starts to ensure entry.

Please note, this production includes themes which some people may find disturbing, including themes of domestic abuse.

Writer and Director Jordan Tannahill

Principal Illustrator Teva Harrison

Additional Illustrations Olie Kay

Creative Technology All Seeing Eye

Set Designer Tom Paris

Sound Designer Gareth Fry

Producers Johanna Nicholls (NT) and David Oppenheim (NFB)

Executive Producers Toby Coffey (NT) and Anita Lee (NFB)

The role of the mother was devised with Tamzin Griffin

Cast includes Geraldine Alexander, Tamzin Griffin and Penny Layden

For mobility and access information, please speak to our Welcome Team on 020 7299 2922 on phone to discuss how we can tailor the performance for your requirements. This production is not suitable for people with epilepsy.

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