SLT Audition

The Habit Of Art Auditions

By Alan Bennett

Audition one

Date: 13 Mar 2022

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Location: The Old Fire Station

Audition two

Date: 14 Mar 2022

Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Location: The Old Fire Station

Actors and backstage staff gather for the rehearsal of a play (Caliban’s Day) that dramatises an imagined meeting between poet W H Auden and composer Benjamin Britten. Both men are now near the end of their artistic lives. They worked together some years earlier and know each other well. The Habit of Art is a classic Bennett comedy about putting on a play, the foibles and insecurities of actors and writers. It is also an examination of biography. What is the life of an artist? Are their frailties, peccadillos and the sordid details of their private moments of legitimate interest to set alongside their great works? And what of the rest of us, the ordinary folk, the bit-part players to these great lives?

Trigger warning: The Habit of Art deals with adult themes and contains scenes and dialogue of a sexual nature.

Director: Andy Webb

Performances: 14 - 18 Jun 2022

Please email the director to confirm which dates you can attend, and attach your completed audition form so we have this information in advance and can manage numbers.

Habit of Art poster