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Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART is Streaming Now Photo Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART is Streaming Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art is now streaming online via BookMyShow!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: June 13-14- with Jeremy Jordan, Patrick Page and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: June 13-14- with Jeremy Jordan, Patrick Page and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020

This weekend (June 13-14) in live streaming: The Drama Desk Awards, Jeremy Jordan sings with Seth Rudetsky and so much more!

VIDEO: Watch Patrick Page & More in MACBETH on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 2pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch Patrick Page & More in MACBETH on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 2pm!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (2pm) for. Plays In The House: MACBETH: By William Shakespeare. Starring Donna Bullock, Rachel Crowl, Sherman Howard, Ty Jones, Linda Kenyon, Patrick Page, Gary Sloan, Owen Sloan, David Yelland and Hannah Yelland with host Andre De Shields. Directed by Gary Sloan.

Patrick Page and More to Star in MACBETH Presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE Photo Patrick Page and More to Star in MACBETH Presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

Tony nominated Hadestown star Patrick Page will star opposite Hannah Yelland (Brief Encounter, Nicholas Nickleby) in a special livestream of MACBETH this Saturday, June 13th beginning 2pm EDT presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE.

Sharon Small, David Yelland, Cherrelle Skeete & More to Take Part in Burn Bright's BE Photo Sharon Small, David Yelland, Cherrelle Skeete & More to Take Part in Burn Bright's BETTER IN PERSON Event
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

A fantastic cast has been assembled for the pilot Better In Person event, a new initiative from the recently launched not-for-profit organisation, Burn Bright, showcasing a selection of short plays by talented women writers, made to be broadcast digitally on Zoom.

Original Theatre Company Will Share Filmed Performances Online Photo Original Theatre Company Will Share Filmed Performances Online
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020

In light of the closure of theatres across the UK due to COVID-19, the Original Theatre Company's productions of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART and Ali Milles's THE CROFT, both of which were touring the UK, will now each have an online launch performance.

THE HABIT OF ART Performance To Be Filmed For Download Photo THE HABIT OF ART Performance To Be Filmed For Download
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020

In light of the most recent government advice due to COVID-19, The Original Theatre Company's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART, which was due to open at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 18 March 2020, will now perform a closed filmed performance on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 2pm.

Fairfield Halls Croydon Announces New Season And 2020 Pantomime Photo Fairfield Halls Croydon Announces New Season And 2020 Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Fairfield Halls in Croydon- one of the biggest arts centres in the UK, the largest in South London, and the largest multi-disciplinary arts and entertainment space in South London and the South East a?" will be offering an exciting new season of shows and events in the first half of 2020, including an eclectic mix of theatre, music, comedy and family entertainment. Croydon has just been named the London Borough of Culture 2023, and the venue will work closely with the council in producing a varied programme that inspires and includes local communities that shows 'This is Croydon'.

THE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK Tour Photo THE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Following a highly acclaimed tour in 2018, The Original Theatre Company and The Anthology Group in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART will return and tour the UK in 2020. Directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). The tour begins on 18 March 2020 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.

2018 Year in Review: Aliya Al-Hassan's Best of Theatre Photo 2018 Year in Review: Aliya Al-Hassan's Best of Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 15, 2018

What a bizarre year 2018 has been. In the months that saw too much Trump, devastating Californian wildfires, an escalation in the refugee crisis, not to mention the dreaded 'B' word, it makes me more grateful than ever for the pure escapism that live theatre so often provides.

BWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, Richmond Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 16, 2018

The Habit of Art is a wonderfully funny and deeply moving revival of Alan Bennett's fantastic 2009 follow up to The History Boys. The play focuses on a fictional meeting between WH Auden and Benjamin Britten in 1972, when Britten seeks out his old friend to combat his loneliness and ask advice about his new composition of Death in Venice. This meeting is framed as a play within a play where rehearsals are taking place; aged thesps Fitz and Henry play Auden and Britten respectively, musing on life, ageing, sex and art.

Matthew Kelly and David Yelland star in THE HABIT OF ART at the Belgrade Theatre Photo Matthew Kelly and David Yelland star in THE HABIT OF ART at the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Following a slew of four and five star reviews for performances in York, Brighton, Salisbury and Oxford, Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art comes to the Belgrade Theatre this November in a new production from Original Theatre Company.

BWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, York Theatre Royal Photo BWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, York Theatre Royal
by Sarah Ryan - Sep 6, 2018

After opening to critical acclaim in 2009, the Original Theatre Company in collaboration with York Theatre Royal are bringing back Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art in its first revival since the original sell-out run. Centred around a fictional meeting between two of the 20th century's most influential gay artists, poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Britten, the production boasts a stellar ensemble cast including Matthew Kelly and David Yelland.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Get a first look at rehearsal images from the first revival of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART, which opens at York Theatre Royal on 30 August 2018. The National Tour will then continue through to 1 December 2018.

Full Cast Announced For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART Photo Full Cast Announced For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The Original Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal, and Ghost Light Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the first ever revival of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). 

From Alan Bennett to Afrobeats, Belgrade Theatre Announces New Shows for 2018-19 Photo From Alan Bennett to Afrobeats, Belgrade Theatre Announces New Shows for 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Another exciting line-up of shows goes on general sale at the Belgrade Theatre this week, with tickets now available for productions running from September 2018 - March 2019. As ever, the Belgrade's diverse programme will aim to cater to all tastes, from Alan Bennett to Afrobeats to The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.

Matthew Kelly and David Yelland To Star In First Revival Of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT  Photo Matthew Kelly and David Yelland To Star In First Revival Of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal will present the first ever revival of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as W. H. Auden/Fitz and David Yelland as Benjamin Britten/Henry. The tour begins on 30 August 2018 at York Theatre Royal.

BWW Interview: Matthew Needham Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE Photo BWW Interview: Matthew Needham Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Rona Kelly - Feb 9, 2018

This spring, Matthew Needham will feature in Summer and Smoke at the Almeida Theatre. Rebecca Frecknall's production marks his third show at the theatre this year, having never previously performed there before. Catching up during rehearsals, Matthew reflects on his time at the Almeida so far, his journey to becoming an actor, and the career paths less traveled.

BWW Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, London County Hall Photo BWW Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, London County Hall
by Debbie Gilpin - Oct 23, 2017

With her most famous play, The Mousetrap, celebrating its 65th anniversary in London's West End, it only seems right for another of Agatha Christie's stage works to be brought back for a limited run. Based on the short story Traitor Hands, Christie adapted it into a play in the early 1950s - and it was recently seen on the small screen, as the BBC aired a television version over the last festive season.

Photo Flash: First Look at Catherine Steadman, Jack McMullen and More in WITNESS FOR  Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Catherine Steadman, Jack McMullen and More in WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The first photographs are released today from the brand new production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie. The play begins previews on London's South Bank this Friday 6 October. Check out the photos below!

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