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Lives up to the hype
Member Name: Feathers
Date: 06/09/00, updated on 06/09/00 (33 review reads)
Advantages: A wonderful night at the theatre
Disadvantages: The tickets are a bit expensive, although there are special offers, but you'll need to keep your eyes open for them
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 changes since then and each cast seems to have made a success of the roles. This is an elegant, beautifully written play and you will care what happens to the characters. I would definitely recommend it.