National Theatre: Allelujah! – Encore Screening

We have an encore showing of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!  on Thursday 7th February at 7.00pm.

Filmed live in front of an audience at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run.

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.

★★★★ ‘A bonus treat from Alan Bennett that leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

★★★★ ‘Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered’ Daily Telegraph

‘A rousing chorus line for the NHS’ Observer

★★★★ ‘Singalongs and Bennett’s stinging wit light up a state-of-the-nation play.’ Guardian

You can watch the official trailer here

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish,  order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: The Madness Of George III

We will be showing Alan Bennett’s The Madness Of George III  live from the Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday 20th November at 7.00pm.

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett, this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish,  order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

National Theatre: Allelujah!

We will be showing a filmed performance of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!  on Thursday 1st November at 7.00pm.

Filmed live in front of an audience at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run.

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.

★★★★ ‘A bonus treat from Alan Bennett that leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

★★★★ ‘Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered’ Daily Telegraph

‘A rousing chorus line for the NHS’ Observer

★★★★ ‘Singalongs and Bennett’s stinging wit light up a state-of-the-nation play.’ Guardian

You can watch the official trailer here

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish,  order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

The Habit of Art – National Theatre

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By popular demand we will once again be showing the National Theatre’s production of The Habit of Art from the National Theatre, London at 7.30pm, Thursday 19th December 2013. 

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.

Alan Bennett’s play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

Please arrive by 7.00pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.