• The Habit Of Art

Event Details

Thu 30 Aug - Sat 08 Sep

Time: 7.30pm, matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: From £15

Book Tickets


Producer: York Theatre Royal and Original Theatre Company

Writer: Alan Bennett

Directed by: Philip Franks

Designed by: Adrian Linford

Lighting Designed by: Johanna Town

Starring: Matthew Kelly and David Yelland

The Habit Of Art

Alan Bennett is one of our greatest playwrights, with a cavalcade of stage and screen blockbusters including The History Boys, The Madness Of King George and Talking Heads.

In The Habit Of Art, Bennett gives us a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten – two of the greatest British gay artists of the twentieth century.

Exploring sex, death, creativity and art, this multilayered masterpiece examines friendship, rivalry and the desires of men.

After a sold-out National Theatre run, 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; Pride and Prejudice), David Yelland (Chariots of Fire; The Crown) and Veronica Roberts (Peak Practice; Tenko).

"I thought it unlikely that he would be able to equal the succes of The History Boys but The Habit Of Art is another absolute cracker, often wonderfully and sometimes filthily funny, but also deeply moving." ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Don't miss the Post Show Discussion after the performance on Wednesday 05 September.

Audio Described: Saturday 08 September 2:30pm