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Main House Matthew Kelly, David Yelland, Veronica Roberts

The Habit of Art

by Alan Bennett, directed by Philip Franks
  • 27 April - 2 May
The Habit of Art

Event Information

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Showing from Mon 27 Apr — Sat 2 May

The masterly Alan Bennett comedy plays Bath for the first time in this critically acclaimed and celebrated production.

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 George III 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 twentieth century’s 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 Olivier Award 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).

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £24 – £38.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

The Original Theatre Company & Anthology
In association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal

MATTHEW KELLY, DAVID YELLAND and VERONICA ROBERTS

by Alan Bennett
Directed by Philip Franks

This beautifully nuanced production is directed by Philip Franks and stars the Olivier Award 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).

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

Standard discounts – apply Monday – Friday evenings, and matinees.

£1 off for U16s, students, Seniors (60+), JSA claimants. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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Full booking terms & conditions can be found here