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's new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.


Author: Alan Bennett
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Archive listings for The Habit of Art

Work type: Streamed/Broadcast.


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). Performer Matthew Kelly (WH Auden/Fitz). Performer David Yelland (Benjamin Britten/Henry). Performer Veronica Roberts. Performer Robert Mountford. Performer John Wark. Performer Jessica Dennis. Performer Benjamin Chandler.
14 Dec 20 to 28 Feb 21Streaming Performances, Internet :: V2094630399
listing details L1909867860

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