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) at The Quarry Theatre.
The Beth, and 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 have been seen on film. Allelujah! is his 10th collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
|Date||Thursday 1 November|
|Venue||The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s|
|Admission||£14.00 (£12.00 concessions)|
|Age suitability||15yrs + (strong language)|