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.
Please note, National Theatre Live is a telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.
(170 minutes including interval, PG-13)
Tickets are $18 / $15 for Museum Members. Does not include General Admission to the Museum.
When 4 or more National Theatre Live tickets are purchased in one transaction all tickets will receive a $3 discount. See other NTL options eligible for the Select 4 promo here.
Letterpress graphic by Alan Kitching, art directed by Michael Mayhew.