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Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art on Friday 26th October 2018
Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi layered play examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.
Performance at 7.30pm
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.
In The Habit of Art, Bennet gives us a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.
This production directed by Philip Franks marks the first ever revival of the play and stars the Olivier Award winning Matthew Kelly (Twelfth Night at the Everyman), David Yelland (Chariots of Fire and The Crown) and Veronica Roberts (Peak Practice and Tenko).
Presented by The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal
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