Wednesday 02 October 2019
Cinema City in Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Ruse and Varna

Recorded live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss Alan Bennett's "rousing chorus line for the NHS" (Observer) in Cinema city.

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 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 were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Letterpress graphic by Alan Kitching, art directed by Michael Mayhew. 

Screenings in Bulgaria

  • 2 October 2019, 19.00 in Cinema City in Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Ruse and Varna

NT Live screenings in Bulgaria are organised by Cinema City in partnership with British Council and with the support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality. Distribution and Bulgarian subtitles by Cikanek Management.

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