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The Habit of ArtIn 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 in Eastbourne, is now being filmed as a closed performance on Wednesday 18th March 2020 so that audiences can enjoy it at home. Centred on a fictional meeting between poet W. H. Auden - played by Matthew Kelly - and composer Benjamin Britten (David Yelland as Henry), the play-within-a-play explores friendship, rivalry and heartache, the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity. Our two leads, Fitz and Henry, meet for the first time in 25 years after falling out over the failure of their opera, Paul Bunyan.

 

About Croydon Fairfield Halls

The arts centre at the heart of cultural life in Croydon featuring a concert hall and the 809-seat Ashcroft Playhouse, Fairfield Halls were opened by the Queen Mother on November 2nd 1962 and underwent a major multi-million-pound refurbishment in 2019. More about Croydon Fairfield Halls

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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £40  42% off
1 Priddys Yard, CR0 | 6 minutes from The Habit of Art
Just 15 minutes by train to central London and 20 minutes to Gatwick Airport, this budget hotel in Croydon, south of London, is convenient, clean and ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  29% off
29/30 Dingwall Road, CR0 | 7 minutes from The Habit of Art
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £44  32% off
101 Waddon Way, CR9 | 26 minutes from The Habit of Art
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th to 9th May 2020
The Habit of Art, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 | Same location as The Habit of Art
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The Habit of Art, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 | Same location as The Habit of Art
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The Habit of Art, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 | Same location as The Habit of Art
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25 Church Road, Crystal Palace, SE19 | 3.2 miles from The Habit of Art
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
167 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 4.2 miles from The Habit of Art
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Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 | 4.5 miles from The Habit of Art
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | 5 miles from The Habit of Art
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71 Westow Street, SE19 | 3.2 miles from The Habit of Art
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Ruskin Square, CR0 | 5 minutes from The Habit of Art
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21-23 Tooting High Street, SW17 | 5 miles from The Habit of Art
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93A George Street, CR9 | 3 minutes from The Habit of Art
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284-288 High Street, CR0 | 7 minutes from The Habit of Art
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49b/c South End, Croydon, CR0 | 9 minutes from The Habit of Art
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Parchmore Place, CR7 | 2.2 miles from The Habit of Art
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Liongate Enterprise Park, 80 Morden Road, CR4 | 3.2 miles from The Habit of Art
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93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 5.8 miles from The Habit of Art
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Foxgrove Road, BR3 | 4.3 miles from The Habit of Art
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Center Court Shopping Center, No. 4 Queens Road, SW19 | 5.8 miles from The Habit of Art
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3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 6.6 miles from The Habit of Art
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The Habit of ArtThe Habit of ArtThe Habit of ArtIn 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 in Eastbourne, is now being filmed as a closed performance on Wednesday 18th March 2020 so that audiences can enjoy it at home. Centred on a fictional meeting b2020-05-04T00:00:00+01002020-05-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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DATES  4th to 9th May 2020
VENUE  Croydon Fairfield Halls 
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 in Eastbourne, is now being filmed as a closed performance on Wednesday 18th March 2020 so that audiences can enjoy it at home. Centred on a fictional meeting b... More about this event
 
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Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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Croydon Fairfield Halls,   Park Lane  Croydon    CR9 1DG
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