NT Live: Allelujah!

1st Nov 2018, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

Thursday 1st November 7:00pm
National Theatre Live present
By Alan Bennett

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

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.

★★★★ ‘Generosity, passion and a good heart. Hugely enjoyable’  WhatsOnStage

Contains strong language throughout
Cert: 15

Duration: 2 hours 52 mins (including interval)

Tickets: £10 / £5 EHU Students

Letterpress graphic by Alan Kitching, art directed by Michael Mayhew.