The Habit of Art
Main House, Comedy, Drama

The Habit of Art

Mon 23rd - Sat 28th Mar

The critically acclaimed and celebrated production of the masterly Bennett comedy is coming to the Everyman Theatre following a hugely successful UK tour.

Alan Bennett is one of 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 two of the 20th centuries most remarkable artists, 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 beautifully nuanced production is directed by Philip Franks and stars the Olvier Awared-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Toast and Pride and Prejudice), David Yelland (Chariots of Fire and The Crown) and Veronica Roberts (Peak Practice and Tenko).

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Reviews

“Witty, moving, laugh-aloud funny and understatedly profound”

The Observer

“At times hilarious, at others moving, but always deeply human. Thought-provoking and expertly played, this is not a production to be missed.”

Broadway World

“Ambitious, revealing and hugely entertaining”

The Times

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