Heart-warming British drama about a community united against the closure of the local hospital, starring Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, and Jennifer Saunders.

Time & Tickets

Set in a Yorkshire geriatric hospital, this reunion of Oscar winner Judi Dench and director Richard Eyre (NOTES ON A SCANDAL) is a spirited homage to the fortitude of health care workers everywhere.

A small Yorkshire hospital, colloquially referred to as the Beth, has slowly become relegated to taking care of the elderly. Its facilities are basic, but its staff, led by the stern but kind Sister Gilpin, is devoted. When the Minister of Health’s belt-tightening measures threaten the Beth with closure, the hospital devises a way to fight back – with showmanship. They invite a news crew to document preparations for a concert in honour of Sister Gilpin and her crew. The choir practices, an impassioned speech is prepared, and everyone hopes it will be a great spectacle. It can’t go wrong, or can it?

This heart-warming film serves as a plea to preserve the public institutions that care for our precious elderly. The film is based on the successful play by Alan Bennett (THE LADY IN THE VAN, THE HISTORY BOYS). (source:

Richard Eyre, UK, 2022, 99 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Jennifer Saunders, Bally Gill, David Bradley, Russell Tovey, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench..