Casting has been announced for Alan Bennett’s upcoming play Allelujah! at the Bridge Theatre, which opens in July. The play, which is directed by Nicholas Hytner who opened the venue last year, is about a hospital in a small town in the Pennines threatened with closure as the NHS looks to improve efficiency. Peter Forbes (Follies, National Theatre), Deborah Findlay (The Children, Royal Court) and Samuel Barnett (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier) will star in the production alongside Sacha Dhawan (The History Boys), David Moorst, Nicola Hughes, Gwen Taylor and Simon Williams.
In his first play for six years, Alan Bennett takes aim at privatisation of the NHS on its 70th anniversary. Teaming up once again with director Nicholas Hytner at his new theatre, the Bridge, the pair deliver a glimpse inside the country’s threatened hospitals. But for a play about a group of people knocking on death’s door, and being failed by those who should be looking out for them, it isn... Read more