Seann Walsh, Chris Harper and Aden Gillett to star in award-winning ART play, touring to Theater Royal, Nottingham

A poignant exploration of art, love and friendship that will stay with audiences long after the curtain falls is set for a brand new production.

Along with award-winning comedian Seann Walsh, Chris Harper (Call the Midwife, Coronation Street) and Aden Gillett (The Crown, The House of Elliot), Iqbal Khan (East is East, National Theater and Othello, RSC) directs a new tour of the play Yasmina Reza’s devilishly clever and hilarious ART.

The tour will visit the Theater Royal, Nottingham from Monday 7th October to Saturday 12th October.

ART cast Seann Walsh, Chris Harper and Aden Gillett. Credit: Michael Wharley

ART is a multi-award winning play – winning ‘Best Comedy’ at the Olivier Awards, Tony Awards and Moliere Awards – presented by Joshua Beaumont and Original Theatre.

A seemingly simple purchase of contemporary art – an all-white painting – ignites a hilarious debate between three close friends.


What begins as a light discussion about art quickly descends into a riotous exploration of the blurred lines between art and reality.

Set and lighting designer Ciaran Bagnall, composer and sound designer Max Pappenheim, associate director Olivia Millar-Ross, production manager Brian Watson, costume supervisor Nancy Surman and props supervisor Katie Balmforth round out the creative team behind the production.