Alan Bennett’s new play, ‘leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’

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 sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph).

Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run and screened here for your viewing pleasure. Don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer).

*This is not a live performance.


We’re also screening Alan Bennett’s famed collaboration with NT Live in November, The Madness of George III, broadcast live from the Nottingham Playhouse, starring Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough.

IMPORTANT – PARKING: Please note that the public Coal Orchard car park, adjacent to the Brewhouse, will be closed from Mon 1st Oct – Fri 23 Nov for the demolition of the old swimming baths.  We recommend alternative car parking in either Wood Street Car Park (TA1 1UR) or Canon Street Car Park (TA1 1SN).  Both are approx. 10 mins walk from the theatre.

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1 November 2018 7:00PM

This is a past event

Ticket Prices

Full Price from £19.00 Senior from £17.00 Student from £11.00
Suitable for 15

Running Time

2 hours 50 minutes