"The Old Masters" extends 5 weeks to 18 Dec 2004

"The Old Masters" extends 5 weeks to 18 Dec 2004

Simon Gray's new play The Old Masters has extended 5 weeks to 18 Dec 2004 at the Comedy Theatre.

The play opened 1 July 2004, following previews from 26 June , to good notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Tremendously acted production." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Shrewd, beautifully articulated drama." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "The acting...is pure delight." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "In the final analysis, the piece is less illuminating about art, less touching in its account of human love...See it for Fox and Bowles, two wily old masters in their prime." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Fascinating play."

Directed by Harold Pinter the cast includes Edward Fox , Peter Bowles, Barbara Jefford, Sally Dexter, Steven Pacey.

It is designed by Eileen Diss, lighting by Mick Hughes, with costumes by Dany Everett.

1937, a perfect summer´s day. In the magnificent gardens of his opulent Villa overlooking Florence, Bernard Berenson, the renowned Art critic, connoisseur, writer, and collector, is taking his ease discussing art and world affairs with his wife, Mary, and with Nicky, his mistress.

Meanwhile, unknown to Berenson, in a hotel in Florence, multimillionaire Joseph Duveen, the world´s most pre-eminent art dealer, is preparing to visit him late that night. He has with him a priceless Renaissance painting for Berenson to examine - though he knows that this may shatter their 30 year-old - and highly secret - business arrangement.

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