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The Habit of Art archiveBenjamin 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

Author Alan Bennett.

Archive listings for The Habit of Art

Work type: Play. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see The Habit of Art

T01240553784

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.
18 May 20 to 23 May 20Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L01354078123
11 May 20 to 16 May 20Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L01500351964
4 May 20 to 9 May 20Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
listing details L0833897585
27 Apr 20 to 2 May 20Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L0655867770
6 Apr 20 to 11 Apr 20Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L660785304
23 Mar 20 to 28 Mar 20Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L610184515

T0436567026

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).
27 Nov 18 to 1 Dec 18Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L897506491
19 Nov 18 to 24 Nov 18Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
listing details L1405520645
12 Nov 18 to 17 Nov 18The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L01739938249
6 Nov 18 to 10 Nov 18Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
listing details L0770392551
29 Oct 18 to 3 Nov 18Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L01117770623
23 Oct 18 to 27 Oct 18Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L02111197944
15 Oct 18 to 20 Oct 18Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L2125919245
8 Oct 18 to 13 Oct 18New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L0586176755
1 Oct 18 to 6 Oct 18Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L1901365951
24 Sep 18 to 29 Sep 18The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L01489143178
17 Sep 18 to 22 Sep 18Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L196226090
11 Sep 18 to 15 Sep 18Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L01745179919
30 Aug 18 to 8 Sep 18Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L01513774751

T1790716193

London Amateur Premiere.Company Tower Theatre Company. Director Victor Craven.
3 Mar 15 to 7 Mar 15Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L01823301216

T148235662

Producer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Mark Henderson. Sound Paul Groothuis. Music Matthew Scott. Performer Desmond Barrit (W H Auden). Performer Malcolm Sinclair (Benjamin Britten).
23 Nov 10 to 27 Nov 10Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L827264991
16 Nov 10 to 20 Nov 10Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L566061078
9 Nov 10 to 13 Nov 10Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L1872323209
2 Nov 10 to 6 Nov 10Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L02012362328
26 Oct 10 to 30 Oct 10Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L993003427
19 Oct 10 to 23 Oct 10Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L207109482
12 Oct 10 to 16 Oct 10Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
listing details L0153567845
5 Oct 10 to 9 Oct 10The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L0320399955
28 Sep 10 to 2 Oct 10Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L01516850730

T01632007810

Running time: 2hrs 35mins inclu. interval.Producer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Mark Henderson. Sound Paul Groothuis. Music Matthew Scott. Performer Tom Attwood (Tom). Performer Desmond Barrit (Fitz/Auden). Performer Simon Bubb (Neil). Performer Danny Burns (George). Performer Selina Cadell (Kay/May). Performer Martin Chamberlain (Ralph). Performer Philip Childs (Boyle). Performer Matthew Cottle (Donald/Humphrey Carpenter). Performer Barbara Kirby (Joan). Performer Luke Norris (Tim/Stuart). Performer Leighton Pugh (Matt). Performer Malcolm Sinclair (Henry/Britten/Boyle).
14 Jul 10 to 21 Sep 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0552535839

T01703651910

World PremiereProducer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Mark Henderson. Sound Paul Groothuis. Performer Richard Griffiths (W.H. Auden). Performer Alex Jennings (Benjamin Britten). Performer Frances de la Tour. Performer Adrian Scarborough. Performer John Heffernan. Performer Elliot Levey. Performer Stephen Wight.
5 Nov 09 to 19 May 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01904087481

T01736642828

Producer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Mark Henderson. Sound Paul Groothuis. Performer Richard Griffiths (W.H. Auden). Performer Alex Jennings (Benjamin Britten). Performer Frances de la Tour. Performer Adrian Scarborough. Performer John Heffernan. Performer Elliot Levey. Performer Stephen Wight.
22 Apr 10Torch Theatre, Milford Haven :: V820
listing details L1815858851
22 Apr 10 to 24 Apr 10Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L2037854395

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