Clink gets its ART on
THE Clink Theatre is inviting guests to help celebrate the launch of upcoming production ART on Sunday.
The launch will provide guests a chance to meet the cast over a drink and a barbecue as well as enjoy a free movie screening.
ART, by Yasmina Rea and translated by Christopher Hampton and to be directed by Jack Heywood, is a funny, sophisticated, stylish and stimulating production which sees three friends discuss their friendship and larger world issues after one of the men buys a controversial artwork - a white canvas called White on White.
The relaxed evening will be followed by a free screening of The Horse’s Mouth starring Alec Guinness.
Clink Theatre administrator Claire Tierney said it is a good opportunity for everyone to meet the cast and watch a classic film.
‘‘A classic film is classified classic because it is something with a timeless quality and The Horse’s Mouth is such a film,’’ she said.
Filmed in 1958, The Horse’s Mouth is adapted from the Joyce Cary novel from 1944 and tells the story of a somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter who searches for the perfect realisation of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.
Sir Alec Guinness (pictured below) plays Gulley Jimson an ageing artist with a reputation as a genius, though he lives an impoverished life.
Jimson has reached the point in his life where he no longer feels any need to moderate his irascible persona, with a taste for alcohol and a tendency toward boisterous spirits where the ladies are concerned and in search of canvasses to paint and commissions that will allow him to live comfortably.
This is Guinness at his finest in a portrayal of a complex, likeable character who is without doubt a visionary, and as he criss-crosses London in search of money and inspiration the world is seen though his eyes, appearing with a newly outrageous and terrible beauty.
The bar opens at 5.30pm with a greeting from director of ART Mr Jack Heywood at 6pm and The Horse’s Mouth begins at 6.30pm. ART will run at the Clink Theatre from June 26-30.