The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present
Alan Bennett’s - The Habit of Art
Directed by Philip Franks
Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland
I thought it unlikely that Alan Bennett would be able to equal the success of The History Boys (2004) but The Habit of Art is another absolute cracker, often wonderfully and sometimes filthily funny, but also deeply and unexpectedly moving.” Daily Telegraph, reviewing the original 2009 production
Alan Bennett is one our greatest and most celebrated playwrights, with a cavalcade of stage and screen blockbusters including The History Boys, The Madness of King George and Talking Heads. He is applauded as a genius for his sharp character observations and treasured for the way he beautifully balances wit, wistfulness and compassion.
In The Habit of Art, Bennett gives us a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.
Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.
This production directed by Philip Franks, marks the first ever revival of the play and stars the Olivier Award winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Toast and Pride and Prejudice) and David Yelland (Chariots of Fire and The Crown).
“Deeply moving.” - The Guardian
“Hilariously provocative.” - The Independent
* 23 November - the part of W H Auden will be played by Philip Franks
Mon - Thurs matinees and 8.00pm £31.50 £29.50 £24.50
Fri & Sat 8.00pm £33.50 £31.50 £26.50
Concessions £2.50 off (exc Fri & Sat 8pm)
Senior Citizen midweek matinee special £25.00 (exc groups)
Group discounts available
Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Groups of 10+ please call 01702 351135 to buy fee-free.