Writer: Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Serge, Marc and Yvan are three Parisian men, friends for many years. Serge, according to Marc’s introduction, is ‘REALLY KEEN on art.’ Indeed, Serge is keen on anything modern and new; Marc, on the other hand, sees himself as rather more down-to-earth. Yvan is in crisis with an impending ...Read More »
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Writer: Yasmin Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: James Garrington Serge has bought a painting. It’s white. On the white background are some diagonal lines – and they’re white too. It’s by a trendy artist and it was very expensive. His friends, Marc and Yvan, are not impressed – but should they tell him what they think, and ...Read More »
Writer: Yazmina Reza Translator: Christopher Hampton Music: Gary Yershon Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: Janet Jepson Art always gives the appearance of being a quintessentially middle-class English drama, performed by traditional middle-aged actors on a contemporary set. However, it is somewhat surprising to learn that the work was originally written in French by Yasmina Reza, a Russian/Iranian/Hungarian/Jewish playwright from Paris. Translator ...Read More »
Writer: Yasmina Reza Translator: Christopher Hampton Original Director: Matthew Warchus Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An almost universal hit on its debut in the 90s, French playwright Yasmina Reza’s Tony, Olivier and Moliere Award-winning Art, has embarked on a multi date revival tour of the U.K. Serge (Nigel Havers), a divorced dermatologist, Marc (Denis Lawson) an engineer and Yvan ...Read More »
Writer: Yasmina Reza Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Ellie Jones Original Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood ART, a French play and an Old Vic Production, made its West End debut in 1996 winning numerous awards. The comedy is currently touring the UK, including a run at the Leeds Grand Theatre where it plays until 7 April. ART is solely ...Read More »
Writer: Greg Kotis Director: Katharine Farmer Reviewer:Andy Moseley On the face of it, the visit of a Federal Government officer to a small American farm in order to ensure the annual pig count is correct, doesn’t sound like the sort of storyline that would translate into a play that could work on Broadway or in London. First impressions can ...Read More »
Book, lyrics and music: Eric Idle Composer: John du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:3] Spamalot, the ‘lovingly ripped off’ version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (that’s the programme, not me) is a very clever money-spinning exercise – with one sixth of the Python team, Eric Idle, taking all their much-loved silliness, catchphrases and iconic scenes ...Read More »