Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson to star in Art tour

Yasmina Reza's Art will tour the UK in the first half of 2018. Photo: Jon Swannell.
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Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson have been cast in a new tour of Yasmina Reza’s comedy, Art.

The play, translated by Christopher Hampton, recently ran at the Old Vic in London, however a new touring production – produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers – will open in February 2018.

Havers will play Serge, with Lawson as Marc and Tompkinson as Ivan.

The production opens at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on February 14, before setting out on tour until June 9.

It will visit locations including Newcastle Theatre Royal, Belfast Grand Opera House, the Royal and Derngate in Northampton and Wales Millennium Centre.

It will be directed by Ellie Jones, with design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Mic Pool.

Gary Yershon has created original music for the show, while fight direction is by Terry King and casting by Sarah Bird.

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