Art (2010)

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

13 – 24 April 2010
Theatre Royal Backspace

Art is a remarkably wise, witty and intelligent comedy about friendship (and art) that asks, are you who you think you are?  Or are you who your friends think you are? 


Robert Jarman 
Jeff Michel
John Xintavelonis


Set Design Robert Jarman & Jon Bowling
Lighting Designer/Stage Manager Andrew 'Ghost' McDonald
Set Realisation/Construction Jon Bowling
Marketing John Xintavelonis
Graphic Design Karen Kluss
Front of House Susan Williams, Darryl Peebles, Christine Bailey
On-stage artworks Mary McNeill
Furniture Featherstone Interiors


“One of the best nights you’ll have. Blue Cow serves theatre for grown-ups that’s cooked to perfection.” – The Mercury

“On behalf of The Hutchins School Drama Department, I would like to thank you for your wonderful production of Art. The performance was excellent on so many levels. … Your student night was an outstanding success for our students. … Let’s hope there can be more of these evenings.” – Michelle Weeding, The Hutchins School 

“Cost is often a problem, and adds up for parents, students and schools. It is fantastic to see a theatre company so generously offer such a fantastic performance for students.” – Jane  Hamilton-Foster, Fahan.

“The play provoked a passionate, heated debate on the nature of friendship, art, acting style, set design, believability on stage and various other topics. As drama teachers we want our students to grapple with the notion that theatre is an art that reflects back to us ourselves.  ‘Art’ was a brilliant example of this.” – Jane Polley, St. Michael’s Collegiate.