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Type of production: Play
Opened: 10 December 2016
Booking until: 18 February 2017
Running time: 1 Hour 30 Mins
Prices: £21.00 - £117.00
Author / playwright: Yasmina Reza
Director: Matthew Warchus
'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 become a phenomenon, winning the Moliere, Evening Standard, Olivier and Tony Awards. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the entire original creative team to revisit Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance.


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TIM KEY, PAUL RITTER AND RUFUS SEWELL TO STAR IN ART (3 OCTOBER 2016)

The full cast has been announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell will star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team for this new production, running from 10 December 2016 to 18 February 2017.

Tim Key plays Yvan. Tim won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009 for his weird and wonderful poetry/stand-up fusion and he's made three series of his BBC Radio 4 Late Night Poetry Programme. He has also written and performed in the sketch show Cowards, played Sidekick Simon in Alan Partridge's Midmorning Matters and momentarily moved into Mark and Jeremy's flat in the final series of Channel 4's Peep Show. On stage he has performed in Daniel Kitson's two-hander Tree at The Old Vic.

Paul Ritter plays Marc. His theatre credits include John Major in The Audience opposite Helen Mirren (Gielgud Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Hothouse and Coram Boy for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for playing Otis Gardiner (National Theatre). He also received Olivier and Tony award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Featured Actor respectively for his performance in The Norman Conquests at The Old Vic and on Broadway.

Rufus Sewell plays Serge. On stage, his credits include Closer (Donmar Warehouse), Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre), Rock N' Roll (Royal Court, Duke of York's and Bernard Jacobsen Theatre, New York) and Macbeth (Queen's Theatre). He can currently be seen playing Lord Melbourne in the ITV drama Victoria, and he is filming the second series of the successful Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle (for which he received a Critics Choice Nomination for Best Supporting Actor).