Rufus Sewell, Tim Key & Paul Ritter star in Art at The Old Vic

Rufus Sewell, Tim Key & Paul Ritter star in Art at The Old Vic

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Rufus Sewell, Tim Key and Paul Ritter will star in the new revival of Art at The Old Vic Theatre.

    This 20th anniversary production reunites the original creative team in Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance, with direction by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus.

    Rufus Sewell will play Serge. He's most recently appeared on TV screens in ITV's Victoria, in addition to the programmes The Man in the High Castle, Parade's End, Zen, The Pillars of the Earth, and Eleventh Hour. He's also appeared in the films Hercules, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Holiday, Tristan & Isolde, The Legend of Zorro, A Knight's Tale, Dark City and Dirty Weekend. Sewell's theatre credits include Closer (Donmar Warehouse), and Tom Stoppard's plays Arcadia (National Theatre) and Rock 'n' Roll (Royal Court/Duke of York's), for which we won the Olivier Award for Best Actor.

    Tim Key will play Yvan. He has previously appeared on stage in Tree at The Old Vic and the Royal Exchange, Manchester. His TV credits include Peep Show, Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, Drunk History: UK, Together, Cradle to Grave, and Cowards.

    Paul Ritter will play Marc. His theatre credits include The Audience (Gielgud Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT), The Norman Conquests, and Helen Edmundson's Coram Boy (NT). Ritter has also appeared in the films Quantum of Solace, Son of Rambow, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and The Eagle, and the TV series Vera, Friday Night Dinner, The Hollow Crown, and The Last Kingdom.

    Art tickets are available for a strictly limited season from 10 December 2016 to 18 February 2017.