God of Carnage is a dissection of the middle classes familiar in Yasmina Reza’s work, presenting the characters in a farcical light that is so tragically funny.
Art is everything a high-profile touring show should be – a carefully thought out, well-directed production of a hit play featuring a big-name cast at the top of their game.
Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath, has announced the theatre’s full 2018 summer season programme. Some of the country’s most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre’s historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio.
Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson star as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively in a major revival of Yasmina Reza’s Art, opening on tour in February.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Twentieth anniversary revival of Yasmina Reza’s contemporary classic is well acted, but conservative.
Rufus Sewell leads the cast in this new production of Yasmina Reza’s play directed by Matthew Warchus. Here is what critics have been saying about it? The Stage: *** “Having directed the play on both sides of the Atlantic, Matthew Warchus brings […]
When Yasmina Reza won an Olivier for best comedy, she joked “I thought I had written a tragedy”. She did both: the French actor-novelist-playwright sees far enough into the cracks in human confidence to illuminate both absurdity and pathos.
Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell 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.
Is Florian Zeller the new Yasmina Reza? Certainly, he’s the most successful French playwright to hit English shores since Reza, whose 1990s hits – Life x 3, The Unexpected Man and, of course, the long-running (eight years in the West End), starry cast-rotating Art – were followed more recently by 2006’s God of Carnage in […]