by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton
15 Jan – 24 Feb 2018
15 Jan – 24 Feb 2018
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 11 Dec 2017

approx. at 9 pm

The Bar will be open after the Show every Thursday to Saturday.
With the opportunity to meet the Cast every Thursday!


Yasmina Reza’s play about three friends and a white painting became a global phenomenon soon after its opening in Paris and received numerous Awards. Twenty years ago, Christopher Hampton’s translation of Reza’s comedy won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Serge has bought a modern painting for a large sum of money. The canvas is white, with a few white lines and seems to be highly valued among modern art experts. Serge is completely and utterly enthralled by it. But when he proudly presents this valuable acquisition to his long time friend Marc, the latter is flabbergasted – and not in the way Serge expected. Yvan, the third party of the trio, refuses to take a position as he’s already burdened by the chaos of his wedding arrangements. The ensuing, somewhat hilarious, conflict threatens to break up a 15 year old friendship as the argument expands not only into the fields of art, humour, philosophy and psychology but also touches on the essential self-perception of the three men.

A remarkably wise, witty and intelligent comedy . . . has touched a universal nerve. –The Times

Cast & Creative Team

George Beach
Howard Nightingall
Charles Armstrong

Sean Aita
Richard Evans
There is no interval.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the Management.

UK General Management:
Selladoor Worldwide Ltd
For VM Theatre Productions Ltd

“Art, in this translation, was first performed at Wyndham’s Theatre, London on 15 October 1996”.