The Habit of Art

Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond

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Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond
When:Event passed!
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Mon 15th Oct 2018 to
Sat 20th Oct 2018

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Where:Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:19.30 plus 14.30 on Wednesday and Saturday
Admission:£16.90 - £39.90 plus £3.65 transaction fee
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About the event

The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art.

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).

'I thought it unlikely that [Alan Bennett] would be able to equal the success of The History Boys 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.

'Deeply moving.'
The Guardian, reviewing the original 2009 production.

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