Description:Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2. Tel: +44 (0)20 7369 1736. Nearest tube: Leicester Square.
Newest Review: ... perhaps she was looking for something I was not aware the audience was supposed to see. I really enjoyed Art, and judging from the enthusiastic reception that the trio got at the end of the show, I wasn't the only one. Maybe nobody else was a theatre buff either. So what's it about? Essentially, the play explores friendships. How they can be tested, unsettled and questioned. ... more
Customer Art Reviews (5)
by - written on 28/10/02, updated on 28/10/02 (Very useful, 210 readings)
Wanna buy some pegs Dave? Yes, I am a League of Gentlemen fan (if you're not, the above will make no sense whatsoever - and even if you are, I'm not entirely sure that it does anyway). When I saw that the League had been signed up as the next - and final - cast in the production Art at the Whitehall Theatre, I decided to go along. I didn't know a lot about the play - and I certainly wasn't expecting to see Tubbs and Edward wittering away in their Local Shop - so I did a bit of research after I'd booked my ticket (I'm no theatre buff, after all) and I went with an open mind. Art is a Parisian play and it won its playwright Yasima ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/04/02, updated on 08/04/02 (Very useful, 91 readings)
I have wanted to see this play for some time, but had never got around to booking tickets. I'd often seen it advertised on the tube, always the same pictures - three soberly dressed men against a stark white background, spraycans in hand, the word 'Art' sprawled above them in huge, colourful letters. The cast is constantly changing, with actors playing the role for no more than a few weeks at a time, and this intrigued me. Most plays in London try to hang onto their famous actors/actresses in order to establish a reputation and ensure a good number of theatregoers, but 'Art' seemed to continually attract very reputable actors AND a constant ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/09/00, updated on 26/09/00 (Very useful, 56 readings)
'Art' is one of those rare beasts, theatrically, an intelligent comedy which does not patronise the audience and allows you to laugh at the character's stupidity and intransigence, whilst recognising those stubborn characteristics which resonate a little in all of us. Perhaps we are laughing at those parts that we recognise in ourselves and our friendships. This play is a three-hander, and it is about a man who buys an expensive painting of a white canvas. The three men are all friends who have very different reactions to this piece of modern 'art' and the reactions typify their outlooks on life in a wider context. The 'work of art' ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/09/00, updated on 08/09/00 (Very useful, 34 readings)
I went to see "Art" in London, starring Michael French (from "Eastenders" & "Holby City") and thought it was fantastic. I have seen many plays recently, and this one has been my favourite along with the Donmar's "Helpless". It is not hysterically funny, but very original and the dialogue is brilliant. The stars I saw doing it, were all great and I'm sure the stars who are in it at the moment are aswell. The funniest and best part is the last scene, which we found superb. If you are into plays, then do not miss this one. It has fantastic reviews and it sure to be going for a long time. I believe it's still on at many ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/00, updated on 06/09/00 (Very useful, 33 readings)
Art is the massively successful West End play that will probably run forever. What is great about it is that it does actually live up to all the hype. The play is about what happens when two friends differ in their opinion of a piece of modern art. Well, this is superficially what the play is about, but the real issue is the friendship between the three characters in the play. Art won loads of awards when it first came out and I think they were all well-deserved. The writing is brilliant as is the direction. I saw the original cast (Albert Finney, Tom Courteney and Ken Stott) and when they left many people felt that the play would have to close. Art has had numerous cast Read the complete review
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