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The Habit of Art
Information for The Habit of Art at Royal & Derngate, Northampton (Play). Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. Alan Bennett To be rescheduled due to COVID-19
Approximate runtime 155minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 13+ Adult themes and strong language
Performers Matthew Kelly (WH Auden/Fitz), David Yelland (Benjamin Britten/Henry), Veronica Roberts, Robert Mountford, John Wark, Jessica Dennis, Benjamin Chandler.
Author Alan Bennett. Producer Original Theatre Company. Producer Anthology (in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal). Director Philip Franks. Design Adrian Linford. Lighting Johanna Town. Sound Max Pappenheim. Director Joyce Nettles (casting director).

The Habit of Art


Tuesday, 6th April 2021 to Saturday, 10th April 2021.
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  • The theatre box office on 01604 624 811

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Royal & Derngate

Royal & Derngate
19/21 Guildhall Road

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The Habit of Art at Royal & Derngate, NorthamptonQTix Codes:
Listing: L0627715399
Production: T01240553784
Event: S282497341
Venue: V449
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