Alan Bennett

Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, ENGLAND

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Broadway Production, 1962
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[West End, 2021]
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THE HISTORY BOYS Will Stage a 20th Anniversary Production at Theatre Royal Bath This Summer

Alan Bennett’s modern classic The History Boys will make a return to stage in the 20th anniversary production opening at Theatre Royal Bath with performances from Thursday 22 August – Saturday 31 August prior to a national tour. 

Review: Adam Rapp's NOCTURNE Starring Drew Eberhard Will Break Your Heart

My father’s mom died in 1955.  After my own mother passed away fifty-one years later, one of my sisters asked my father the following question: “How long did it take you to get over the loss of your mother?”  My father, now an old man, pondered the question, remembering his mother who had died a half century earlier, then answered quite succinctly but with a sad smile: “I’ll let you know.”

Review: THE SEX LIVES OF PUPPETS, Southwark Playhouse

A show about puppets and sex? There are some obvious gags here, not least are their relationships based on “no strings”? Thankfully, Blind Summit artistic director Mark Down and his co-director and co-writer Ben Keaton eschew the corny and porny in this series of emotive vignettes.

Guest Blog: 'I Have Always Been Fascinated by Politics': Director Jimmy Walters on Political Re-Engagement and the European Première of 1979

The script of 1979 first came to me in 2019 and if I’m honest, despite loving the play, I wanted to run a mile from anything political at that time. In short, politics was in a very ugly place and it felt like people were fed up to the back teeth with it.

Review: PERFECTION, OF A KIND: BRITTEN VS AUDEN, Southbank Centre

Less a bust up of two of the 20th century’s great British artists, Perfection, of a Kind: Britten vs Auden is a celebration of the artists’ curious friendship, and shared artistic virtuosity. Deftly curated musical and poetic extracts from Auden and a young Britten, it is left up to us to decide how much of Auden’s almost paternal influence rubbed off on the composer.

Review: GENTLEMEN, Arcola Theatre

When toxic tradition clashes with inevitable progress, the very structure of the crème de la crème of higher education comes into question. Matt Parvin’s Gentlemen is the cerebral lovechild of Laura Wade’s Posh and Alan Bennett’s The History Boys whose third cousin once removed is Mamet’s Oleanna. Directed by Richard Speir, it’s a cynical glance at the unhealthy microcosmos of the Oxbridge lot.

The Mono Box's Extensive Play and Audio Monologue Libraries Will Be Donated To Theatres

The Mono Box’s extensive play and audio monologue libraries to be donated to Northern Academy of Performing arts, Powerhouse, Theatre503 and Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust. Learn more about the collection here!

Actor Sir Michael Gambon Dies Aged 82

Sir Michael Gambon, who had an acting career that took him from Laurence Olivier’s nascent National Theatre to screen roles in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 82.

BETTY BLUE EYES Comes to Scarborough Stephen Joseph Theatre Next Month

Scarborough Theatre Company brings its joyous new production of Betty Blues Eyes to the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Alex Jennings to Appear in PERFECTION, OF A KIND: BRITTEN VS AUDEN at Southbank Centre

On Sunday 5 November, City of London Sinfonia and the London Review of Books will present an unmissable evening of music and words exploring the musical-literary collaborations and collisions between two of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Benjamin Britten and W.H Auden.

Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Return to 54 Below in December

54 BELOW will welcome back War Paint star Christine Ebersole and piano virtuoso Billy Stritch in I’ll be Home For Christmas on December 12-17 at 7pm. Learn more about the concert and find out how to get tickets here!

TheSpaceUK to Welcome WHAT IF THEY ATE THE BABY?, LES MILLENIABLES, and More This Week

From pop-rock musicals to queer cabaret icons, cult classics to murder mysteries, and even Ghanian acrobatics alongside a cappella anthems. With over 50 new shows gracing the stages this week, seize the opportunity to take a chance and discover something that will entice, excite, and thoroughly entertain you at theSpaceUK.

Photos: Tony-Winner Lena Hall and Oliver Tompsett Lead IN DREAMS At Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse has revealed the official production photos from IN DREAMS starring Broadway’s Lena Hall and the West End’s Oliver Tompsett as the world premiere of the brand-new musical opens in Leeds. Get a first look at the production below!

Tickets to go On Sale Next Week for IN DREAMS North American Premiere at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre

Tickets for the North American premiere of IN DREAMS, a new musical featuring the songs of Roy Orbison, will go on sale Wednesday June 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Original Theatre Launches New Digital Membership Scheme With A Limited Release of THE HABIT OF ART

Original Theatre, the multi-award-winning live and digital theatre company, has revamped the way in which it presents online theatre with the launch of its new digital membership scheme. Replacing the previous pay-per-production system, it will be available on a monthly or annual subscription basis.

Original Theatre Launches New Digital Membership With Limited Release of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART

Original Theatre, the multi-award-winning live and digital theatre company, has revamped the way in which it presents online theatre with the launch of its new digital membership scheme.

New Shows Revealed For Autumn/Winter 2023/24 at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre

A new show for young children featuring the famous walrus which visited Scarborough last Christmas has been announced alongside a season of visiting shows at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Tony Winner Lena Hall and Oliver Tompsett Will Lead Roy Orbison Musical, IN DREAMS at Leeds Playhouse

Leading Broadway and West End musical theatre actors Lena Hall and Oliver Tompsett are to star in the new musical In Dreams, written by Emmy and Golden Globe-winning and Olivier Award-nominated David West Read (Writer and Executive Producer Schitt’s Creek, Author & Juliet) which will premiere at Leeds Playhouse from 3 July – 5 August.   

Review: THE HABIT OF ART at 59E59 Theaters-A Fascinating View of Theatre and Relationships

Insightful, comical, and wonderfully presented, The Habit of Art by Original Theater is now being performed at 59E59 Theaters.

Alan Bennett FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Alan Bennett has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and Best Play at the Tony Awards, all for his work on "The History Boys." He was also nominated for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards for the same production. Bennett received The Society's Special Award in 2005 at the Olivier Awards. In addition to his work on "The History Boys," Bennett was nominated for Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "Talking Heads." He also received a nomination for Best Foreign Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and Best Entertainment at the Olivier Awards for "Talking Heads." Furthermore, Bennett was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for his performance in "Talking Heads." Bennett's other nominations include Comedy of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "Single Spies" and a Special Tony Award. These nominations highlight the recognition and acclaim Bennett has received for his contributions to the world of theater.

Alan Bennett has won several prestigious awards throughout his career. These include the Outstanding New Play award at the Drama Desk Awards, the Best Play award at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and the Best Play award at the Tony Awards, all for his work on "The History Boys". He also received the Best New Play award at the Olivier Awards for "The History Boys" and the Society's Special Award in 2005 at the Olivier Awards. In addition to his success with "The History Boys", Bennett has also been recognized for his one-person solo performance in "Talking Heads". He received the Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards and the Best Foreign Play award at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for this work. Bennett also won the Best Entertainment and Best Actor in a Musical awards at the Olivier Awards for "Talking Heads". Furthermore, Bennett's play "Single Spies" was honored with the Comedy of the Year award at the Olivier Awards. Lastly, he received a Special Tony Award for his contributions to the theater industry.

Alan Bennett has written 6 shows including Beyond the Fringe (Bookwriter), Habeas Corpus (Playwright), The History Boys (Playwright), The Habit of Art (Playwright), The Madness of George III (Playwright), People (Playwright).

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