Old Vic


02 Dec 2016 - 16 Jan 2017

£12.00 - £65.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

3.7 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

Three friends and a white painting.

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to win the Moliere, Evening Standard, Olivier and Tony Awards.

Warchus reunites the entire original team to revisit Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance.


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“It zings, it ricochets, it sends a shiver, the cast are perfection... Sets up echoes in all of us.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“A little bit like the theatrical equivalent of a reunion tour... A refresher course in the art of getting along with each other.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“The striking fact about Warchus’s revival is the delicate balance it preserves between Reza’s three characters.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Very funny and exquisitely calibrated... A crack trio of performers who have just the right combustible chemistry.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Sewell is splendid... Their bitter exchanges are extremely witty and their analysis of the friendship becomes ever more acute.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Brightly revived... Sewell on good form... A taut, talkative, highbrow comedy... The writing crackles like young wood on a fire.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Terrific revival... A series of sharp exchanges about the nature of male friendship... Sewell is terrific... Really great.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Verbal dexterity... Theatrical aplomb... This trio make the sharing of a bowl of olives look like a power game.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Key draws the most brilliant blank – mild panic just visible beneath the surface of his complete lack of an opinion.”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“It’s a big stage for just three actors and a lot of bare white walls, but they more or less command it... Agreeable.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Key's physical performance painfully underscores Yvan's mounting dissatisfaction at this crossroads of his life.”

Paul Vale (The Stage)

“Trim, nimble... Droll, clever and incisive, but slightly too smart for its own good. It feels sharp rather than truly profound.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Only fitfully laugh out loud funny, but certainly a master-crafted study in masculine insecurity and the ennui of middle age.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

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