Published on: Thursday November 17, 2022

Art by Yasmina Reza (translation by Christopher Hampton), directed by Peter Harding-Roberts

Audition Form Art

Audition Pack Art

Three friends and a white painting. What happens when one of them buys a work of modern art? Is Serge right, and it is worth every cent of the 100,000 Euros that he paid for it? Or is Marc right and it is a piece of shit? And can either of them work out what Yuan really thinks – about anything?
Will their 15-year friendship survive the turmoil generated? Are they still friends? Were they ever?

The question is: Are you who you think you are, or are you who your friends think you are?

ART is a multi-award-winning play written by French playwright Yasmina Reza. The English translation opened in the West End in 1996, winning the 1997 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. It ran for eight years with the cast changing every six months, starting with Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott, and finishing with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss. It opened on Broadway in 1998, winning the Tony Award for Best Play, and went on to a 600-performance run.

“Art is smart, sharp and wonderfully funny.”

“… an actor’s dream, a nonstop crossfire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art…”

“… the text leaves its own blank spaces for the actors to fill with technique.”

“Oscar Wilde to Yasmina Reza via Joe Orton.”


Sunday 11 December 10:00 – 17:00

Monday 12 December 18:00 – 21:30

Thursday 15 December (recalls if needed) 18:00 – 22:00

Tuesday 9 May 2023 – Saturday 13 May 7:30pm with a matinee at 2:30pm on Saturday
Performances will be in the Seligman Theatre at Chapter

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