3 star rating

[Click or tap the stars to read our review]

Alan Bennett's new play about The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines that is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive.
Allelujah! at The Bridge Theatre

Image: The Bridge Theatre


Genre: Comedy drama
Venue: The Bridge Theatre
Started: Wednesday 11 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 29 September 2018
Running time:2 hrs 35 mins (approx, inc 20 min interval)
Age suitability: Not available


Allelujah! will be the tenth collaboration between Bennett and Hytner.

They first worked together on Bennett's adaptation of The Wind in the Willows for the National Theatre in 1990.

Then followed The Madness of King George III, The Lady in the Van and The History Boys, all of which were also seen on film, The Habit of Art, People and the double bill Untold Stories.

Note: the play will be screened to cinemas through NT Live on 1 November after being recorded live at The Bridge Theatre - event details here.


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). 


Social media & info

Website link for this show Wikipedia link for this show YouTube link for this show Facebook link for this show twitter link for this show



Postal address:
One Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 2AA

Box office tel: 0843 208 1846

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for The Bridge Theatre


Previews from:Wednesday 11 July 2018

Press night:Wednesday 18 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 29 September 2018

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm



Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm



Reduced prices for previews and midweek matinees (check ticket link for details)


£65, £50, £35, £25, £15

Premium tickets available


COLIN - Samuel Barnett

ALEX - Sam Bond

MOLLY - Jacqueline Chan

MRS MAUDSLEY - Jacqueline Clarke

VALENTINE - Sacha Dhawan


MAVIS - Patricia England

GILCHRIST - Deborah Findlay

SALTER - Peter Forbes

MARY - Julia Foster

RAMESH - Manish Gandhi

ARTHUR - Colin Haigh

GERALD - Richie Hart

CLIFF - Nadine Higgin

PINKNEY - Nicola Hughes

RENEE - Anna Lindup

NEVILLE - Louis Mahoney

ANDY - David Moorst

JOE - Jeff Rawle

CORA - Cleo Sylvestre

LUCILLE - Gwen Taylor

HAZEL - Sue Wallace

AMBROSE - Simon Williams

MR EARNSHAW - Duncan Wisbey

FLETCHER - Gary Wood


Author: Alan Bennett
Composer: George Fenton
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Designer: Bob Crowley
Musical direction: Richie Hart
Choreography: Arlene Philips
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Mike Walker
Production: London Theatre Company

Buy tickets for ...

Buy tickets for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre