The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van


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Tickets £12.50**

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Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years. Maggie Smith starred in London's West End.

 

Written by  Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play, Forty Years On, in 1968.

His other plays include Getting On, Habeas Corpus, The Old Country, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, and The History Boys, as well as many television plays such as A Day Out, Sunset Across the Bay, A Woman of No Importance and the series of monologues Talking Heads and Talking Heads II.

"A wonderfully bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her unroadworthy vehicle in Bennett's Camden garden, thereby providing him with roughly equal amounts of good journalistic copy and guilty landlord irritation."Spectator

"Hilarious...A consistently enjoyable entertainment." - The New York Times

"Without doubt, the best new play of the year." - Daily Telegraph

"Bennett's writing is nimble, ironical, cruel and humane...Gives the West End one of its saddest, funniest, and most distinguished offerings for years." - London Times


Blackfriars Theatre is run predominately by volunteers. The full voluntary Refurbishment levy plus gift aid, if applicable, will create a special fund to help maintain and refurbish the towns precious traditional little Theatre. This fund will also allow us to seek 'match funding' opportunities to enhance your theatre experience.

Please note: Following the latest government announcement - Mask Wearing is now compulsory in Blackfriars Theatre. All productions will be managed in a Covid Secure way, more information on what that entails can be found on our Blackfriars Covid 19 Guidance page which can be found under the Booking Tab at the top of our website. Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you enjoy the show and encourage others to help Keep Theatre Live in Boston.

Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.