Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From National Theatre Live.

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph).

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, 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.

One of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Alan Bennett’s 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.

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    16 Sep 2019 - 16 Sep 2019
  • Time

  • Price

  • Duration

    2 hours 15 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Jacqueline ChanMolly
    • Jacqueline ClarkeMrs Maudsley
    • Patricia EnglandMavis
    • Julia FosterMary
    • Colin HaighArthur
    • Anna LindupRenee
    • Louis MahoneyNeville
    • Jeff RawleJoe
    • Cleo SylvestreCora
    • Gwen TaylorLucille
    • Sue WallaceHazel
    • Simon WilliamsAmbrose
    • Sacha DhawanDr Valentine
    • Deborah FindlaySister Gilchrist
    • Peter ForbesSalter, Hospital Chairman
    • Manish GandhiRamesh, Junior Doctor
    • Richie HartGerald, Physiotherapist
    • Nicola HughesNurse Pinkney
    • Gary WoodFletcher, Junior Doctor
    • Samuel BarnettColin, Joe's Son
    • Sam BondAlex, Documentary Director
    • Rosie EdeMrs Earnshaw
    • Nadine HigginCliff, Camera
    • David MoorstAndy, Work Experience
    • Duncan WisbeyMr Earnshaw
  • Creative

    • Alan BennettWriter
    • Nicholas HytnerDirector
    • Bob CrowleyDesigner
    • Arlene PhillipsChoreographer
    • George FentonMusic
    • Natasha ChiversLighting Designer
    • Mike WalkerSound Designer


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