The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
0121 236 4455
birmingham-rep.co.uk
28 September – 2 October
Tickets: £18.50 – £35

Following sell-out success at London’s National Theatre, Alan Bennett’s latest play focuses on composer Benjamin Britten, and poet W H Auden.  It reflects on growing old, creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion is spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

The main focus, the imagined meeting meeting of composer and poet as Britten seeks advice from Auden, sees the characters observed and interrupted by everyone from a young man from the local bus station to their future biographer.  Bennett explores the unsettling desires of the two difficult men, and the ethics of biography.

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