17 Mar 2023

Allelujah film: Is life imitating art?

Culture Correspondent

An old peoples’ hospital fighting for survival in a small Yorkshire town – against a backdrop of NHS cuts and staff shortages – the kind of issue that’s barely out of the headlines.

Except this story about the beleaguered health service is a work of fiction, based on a play by Alan Bennett.

The new film Allelujah, starring Jennifer Saunders and Dame Judi Dench – describes itself as a “love letter to the NHS”.