Mount Vernon, Washington

NT Live: Allelujah!

Sunday, Nov 11, 1:00 pm
Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
BBFC Rating 15. This play contains strong language.

By Alan Bennett | Directed by Nicholas Hytner

‘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 acclaimed production full of ‘singalongs and stinging wit’ (Guardian).

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.

‘A bonus treat from Alan Bennett that leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness.’ Independent

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

‘Singalongs and Bennett’s stinging wit light up a state-of-the-nation play.’ Guardian

‘Alan Bennett’s new hospital drama is just what the doctor ordered.’ Daily Telegraph

Starring: Samuel Barnett, Sacha Dhawan, Deborah Findlay, Peter Forbes, Jeff Rawle, and Simon Williams.

Advance tickets: $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 students and children + applicable fees. Lincoln Theatre Members receive $2 off. 10% discount for the purchase of 4 or more productions in the 2018-19 season.