Alan Bennett’s ‘Allelujah!’ to be screened in cinemas on 1 November with National Theatre Live

Photo by Manuel Harlan 

National Theatre Live has announced that Alan Bennett‘s acclaimed new play, Allelujah!, currently enjoying its World Premiere run at the Bridge Theatre until 29th September 2018, will be screened in cinema nationwide on 1 November 2018.

Allelujah! is Bennett‘s tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.


Photo by Manuel Harlan


The full cast includes: Samuel Barnett, Sam Bond, Jacqueline Chan, Jacqueline Clarke, Sacha Dhawan, Rosie Ede, Patricia England, Deborah Findlay, Peter Forbes, Julia Foster, Manish Gandhi, Colin Haigh, Richard Hart, Nadine Higgin, Nicola Hughes, Anna Lindup, Louis Mahoney, David Moorst, Jeff Rawle, Cleo Sylvestre, Gwen Taylor, Sue Wallace, Simon Williams, Duncan Wisbey and Gary Wood.


Photo by Manuel Harlan


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 NHS efficiency drive.

Meanwhile, 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 (newest member: the Pudsey Nightingale).


Photo by Manuel Harlan


Allelujah! will be filmed live during a performance at the Bridge Theatre and will mark the third collaboration between NT Live and the Bridge following Young Marx and Julius Caesar.


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