The Habit of Art

Mon 6 Apr - Sat 11 Apr



Following a highly acclaimed tour in 2018, The Original Theatre Company & Anthology in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal present Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art.

Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this play is about a fictional meeting between two of the 20th century’s most remarkable artists, poet W. H, Auden and composer Benjamin Britten. Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland, this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.

Age Guidance: 12+. Contains some strong language and adult themes.

Running time:  2 hr and 10 mins (incl 20 minute interval)

After-show Discussion: Thu 9 Apr


£35 – £10 

£15 Under 16s
£20 16 – 26yrs (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership)
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members or 2-4-1 tickets on Mon 6 April

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Directed by Philip Franks

Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland

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