But is it ART?

ART - Up Close Theatre

ART is a very clever comedy about friendship and a very expensive painting, by Yasmina Reza. Up Close Theatre is currently beginning rehearsals for this play, that was a huge success in the West End.

Images from the 2016 revival of 'ART' at the Old Vic.

Serge has bought a modern painting for an enourmous amount of money. 

Marc hates it and cannot believe a friend of his could possibly want such a work of 'Art'.

Yvan attempts, unsuccessfully, to placate both sides.

If your frindship is based on tacit mutual agreement, what happens when one person does something completely out of character and unexpected? ART, a winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year, received it's British premiere at Wyndham's Theatre, London in 1994, starring Albert Finney, Tom Courtney and Ken Stott.

ART is not available for amateur production very often and Up Close are very privileged to be given permission to stage this funny, challenging and touching play. 

A perfect fit for Up Close Theatre's style!

Up Close Theatre are presenting ART at Easter in 2024 at a variety of venues – watch this space for updates on dates, venues and our cast!