The Habit of Art


A play about a meeting between the poet W H Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.
The Habit of Art at Richmond Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Richmond Theatre
Starts: Monday 15 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 20 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art.


Alan Bennett is one our greatest and most celebrated playwrights, with a cavalcade of stage and screen blockbusters including The History Boys, The Madness of King George and Talking Heads.


He is applauded as a genius for his sharp character observations and treasured for the way he beautifully balances wit, wistfulness and compassion.


This production, directed by Philip Franks, marks the first ever revival of the play and stars the Olivier Award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Toast and Pride and Prejudice) and David Yelland (Chariots of Fire and The Crown).


Synopsis


In The Habit of Art Bennett gives us a play about a meeting between the poet W H Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.


Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 15 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 20 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£16.90 - £39.90

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Cast


Matthew Kelly

David Yelland


Creatives


Author: Alan Bennett
Director: Philip Franks
Production: The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal

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