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The Habit of Art

By Alan Bennett An Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal production
17 - 22 September 2018 Salisbury Playhouse Main House
The Habit of Art

About

MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

Directed by Philip Franks
Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland

 

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 andTalking Heads

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, 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). 

 

  “An absolute cracker.”
The Guardian (reviewing the original 2009 production)

  “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.”
The Daily Telegraph (reviewing the original 2009 production)

 

Booking Details

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2.15pm (from 17 Sep)
Tickets £27 - £12

Please note: for security reasons, your bag may be searched when visiting Salisbury Playhouse

Access Performances

Audio Described Audio Description & Touch Tour - Thursday 20 September at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
 (a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time.

Tickets and times

  • Thursday 20th September
    2:15pm
    Audio Described with Touch Tour  
  • Thursday 20th September
    7:30pm
    Audio Described with Touch Tour  
  • Friday 21st September
    7:30pm
  • Saturday 22nd September
    2:15pm
  • Saturday 22nd September
    7:30pm