Performance

VenuePalace Theatre
Other spaces at this venue include: Dixon Studio
TownWestcliff-on-Sea
CountyEssex
From19th November 2018
To24th November 2018
What is currently on at Palace Theatre (V43)

The Habit of Art

The Habit of ArtT0436567026
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


Archive :: production:T0436567026, play:S282497341, venue:V43
Current production:Work

Production details

Company

Producer York Theatre Royal
Producer Original Theatre Company
Director Philip Franks
Design Adrian Linford
Lighting Johanna Town
Performer Matthew Kelly (WH Auden/Fitz)
Performer David Yelland (Benjamin Britten/Henry)
Performer Veronica Roberts (Kay)
Performer Robert Mountford (Neil)
Performer John Wark (Donald)
Performer Alexandra Guelff (George)
Performer Benjamin Chandler (Tim)

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