NT Live: Allelujah!
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Thu 1 Nov 7pm Book Now
Duration: 155 mins
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Under 18s £10
Filmed live in front of an audience.
Alan Bennett’s sharp and witty new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Set in a local hospital facing closure as part of an efficiency drive, this state-of-the-nation piece is a ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer).
Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, Allelujah! is Alan Bennett’s tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.
Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film.