"Closer is like watching life through a voyeuristic point of view and sharing the sex, lust and loss," Trevor said. "Everyone loses – one character doesn't want to have a relationship again and another marries on a premise, not love. Another character disappears, preferring a life of chance, and then someone else ends up alone, regretting a return to mundane life.
"Getting the actors to perform realistically and confront a difficultly-written play with so many scene changes is the main challenge. The method required by the actors needs to draw on some aspect of their past, not be a contrived style of acting."
Involved in the performing arts for as long as he can remember, Trveor has worked with Patch and Playhouse Theatres, Perth City Ballet and did extensive professional work with the Australian Dance Theatre in the eastern states. More recently, he has directed, choreographed and acted in various productions at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – most notably West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar – and also performed and directed at Harbour, Roleystone, Old Mill and Melville Theatres.
Last year, Trevor directed Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Old Mill Theatre, winner of several Milly Awards. "Closer interested me because it kind of reflected a difficult period in my life," he said. "I wanted to express this somehow and an international author recommended Patrick Marber's play to me."
"She is someone who will love unconditionally and wishes to be loved unconditionally in return. But she is more than capable of closing off her feelings at a precise moment, should she deem it necessary. It's these traits that make her intriguing, loveable and confusing, all at the same time."
Making her debut at the Old Mill Theatre in the early 2000s in A Chorus Line, Georgina has also appeared at Stirling Theatre in Seussical The Musical and the Dolphin Theatre in Greenwicks, which received two Finley Award nominations. She also won Storm The Stage in 2004 when it was a statewide competition and has also performed at Sydney's Star Casino.
"The main appeal of Closer was the character of Alice," Gerogina said. "But I also love the complexity and showcase of lust and the human instinct. It's been so long since I've been up on the stage solely acting – I'm of a musical theatre background so I had to dig deep to find the courage to even audition.
"Now it's a challenge of sourcing all the parts necessary to make Alice part of me. I want my portrayal to be as organic as possible. So finding her within is going to be my biggest challenge."