Artistic differences at Leamington's Loft Theatre - The Leamington Observer

Artistic differences at Leamington's Loft Theatre

Leamington Editorial 6th Jan, 2023 Updated: 6th Jan, 2023   0

ARE you who you think you are, or are you who your friends think you are? That is the question posed in Art at Leamington’s Loft Theatre in Yasmina Reza’s play running from January 18 to 28.

Serge, a divorced dermatologist, buys an abstract. It is a hugely expensive painting. His close friend Marc, is outraged and pours scorn on the canvas and the misguided purchase. A mutual friend, Yvan, a salesman with an impending wedding to distract and stress him, tries to reconcile their differences, only to be turned on by both.

Hailed as a modern classic, it has been translated from the original French into more than 30 languages, grossed almost £200million worldwide and won the theatre world’s triple crown – the French Molière award, the British Olivier award and, in a first for a non-English-language piece, the American Tony award.

Loft director, Sue Moore, said: “I was fortunate to see the London premiere of this production and then to direct her play ‘the God of Carnage’.

“Yasmina Reza is a delicious writer and as an actress has a deep understanding of performers. I love how she turns the spotlight on how little it takes to scratch the veneer of well mannered sophistication and rapidly descend into chaos. She has a real talent for making us laugh and cry almost in the same sentence and has redefined the phrase ‘painfully funny’.

The play contains some strong language and has an age guide of 14 years-old.

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