ART at The Lowry, Salford Quays

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers present the Old Vic Production of ART written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton.

When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on a white modernist painting, his friends Marc and Yvan are baffled. But do their violent reactions mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other? This dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance is a masterpiece.

The all-star cast features Nigel Havers (Chariots of Fire, Downton Abbey), Denis Lawson (Bleak House, New Tricks) and Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks, Wild at Heart).

Charmaine Collison and her husband, Roger, went to review ART for us on Monday 26th March 2018 at The Lowry, Salford Quays. This is what they had to say about the multi-award-winning comedy…

The lady’s point of view…

Art is very much a study in friendships and relationships brilliantly acted by Nigel Havers ,the friend who had bought a white painting on a white background with Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as his two friends with a variety of opinions about his painting.I think the majority of the packed auditorium were firmly on the side of Denis Lawson who proclaimed it S*** but we could kind of see how Stephen Tompkinson was trying hard to find something to like about it and not insult his friend’s taste.I think we have all been there in some respect.The set was pretty basic but lighting was cleverly used throughout. Well worth a visit to the Lowry that’s if you can get a ticket.

Score 10/10 *****

Charmaine Collison (Wife) Trusted Reviewer from Manchester

The gentleman’s point of view…

Stephen Tompkinson is one of my favourite actors his portrayal of DCI Banks on TV was spot on. His monologue in Art about the problems with his wedding invitations was brilliant and applauded warmly by the audience. An enjoyable show brilliantly acted.

Score 10/10 *****

Roger (Husband) Trusted Reviewer from Manchester

Lady’s Score – 10/10
Gentleman’s Score – 10/10

Total Score – 20/20 *****

ART is on at The Lowry until March 31st 2018. You can purchase tickets by clicking on the link below:



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