About the play
The Lady in the Van is a mostly true story of the fascinating relationship between the award-winning British writer and his long-term guest. Was she a fugitive on the run? A talented pianist? A nun? Or just an old lady struggling with mental health and homelessness?
Touching, uplifting and heartbreakingly funny, The Lady in the Van is classic Alan Bennett. Share the fondness and frustrations of the legendary writer as he navigates life with a very peculiar tenant in this moving, bittersweet comedy.
Best-known for the celebrated 2015 film starring Maggie Smith, this incredible new stage production stars international icon Miriam Margolyes (I’ll Eat You Last) as Miss Shepherd and Matilda the Musical co-stars Daniel Frederiksen and James Millar as the dual Alan Bennetts, directed by Dean Bryant (An Ideal Husband).
|Performance Type||Performance Date(s)|
|Audio Described||Saturday 16 February at 2pm
Tuesday 19 February at 6.30pm
|Tactile Tour||Prior to the Saturday 16 February performance at 1pm|
|Saturday 23 February at 2pm|
|Auslan Interpreted||Saturday 2 March at 2pm|
Alan Bennett 1
Social Worker / Pianist
Miss Mary Shepherd
Alan Bennett 2
Mam / Interviewer
Underwood / Leo Fairchild / Doctor
Set & Costume Designer
Composer & Sound Designer
Voice & Dialect Coach
‘Guaranteed to please absolutely everyone.’
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