Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
From17th September 2018
To22nd September 2018
When19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:15
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)

The Habit of Art

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:V923

Production details

Special Performances

  • 20 Sep 18 Audio Described
  • 20 Sep 18 Audio Described


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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