Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings, Adrian Scarborough and Frances de la Tour lead the cast in this multi-layered production.
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden.
During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.
Filmed by National Theatre Live.
A production from National Theatre.