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The National Theatre | by Alan Bennett | This is a recorded broadcast | Certificate - 15 | £13.50 Full (£12 Concession)
Please be aware that this screening has been awarded a BBFC certificate of 15, as it contains strong language throughout. Unfortunately no persons under the age of 15 will be admitted.
Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.
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. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
This event is part of an Alan Bennett double bill for NT Live in November, with the broadcast of his famous The Madness of George III being broadcast to Wyeside LIVE on November 20th.
‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of
Est. running time: 2h 50min (inc. one interval)