Alan Bennett’s latest play The Habit of Art is to be shown on 20 big screens across the UK by cinema chain Cineworld.
The play tells of an imaginary meeting between poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Britten, and has played to sold-out houses at the Lyttelton Theatre, part of the historic National Theatre on London’s South Bank.
The screening is the last of a season of National Theatre Live events run by the chain and will take place on April 22 at 18.45 with the firm expecting tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £9 for concessions, to sell out.
Luke Roberts, Head of Marketing Communications Cineworld, comments: “We are delighted to give theatre fans and the many across Britain who love Alan Bennett the chance to experience his latest work first hand in our cinemas.
“At Cineworld we’re committed to broadening the type of entertainment that’s offered at our cinemas nationwide and are excited that we can show live theatre alongside the latest blockbusters.
“We look forward to staging more of these special events in the future as we have found a real demand for them, especially as they allow those outside of London to experience the kind of productions they may otherwise have missed or could not travel to.”
Cineworld cinemas screening The Habit of Art include:
Bury St Edmunds
Isle Of Wight