Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
January 24-February 2
Art is a phenomenon and one of the most successful comedies ever staged.
Having opened in 1996, it took both the West End and Broadway by storm, won the Olivier, Tony, Molière and every other major theatre award, and has been packing in audiences worldwide for more than 20 years.
When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all-white modernist painting, his close friends, Marc and Yvan, are baffled. But does their violent reaction to this provocative canvas mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other? Yasmin Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance is a masterpiece.
The all-star cast features BAFTA-nominated Nigel Havers from Downton Abbey and Chariots of Fire, Olivier award-winning Denis Lawson from Bleak House and New Tricks and British comedy award-winning Stephen Tompkinson from The Split, Wild at Heart and Ballykissangel.