The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett

The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett is a funny, touching and unexpectedly spectacular play, marking the return to the stage of one of the nation’s leading playwrights.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571204717
Date Published
07.02.2000
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Summary

Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town. Taking refuge with her van in his garden originally for three months, she ended up staying fifteen years. Funny, touching and unexpectedly spectacular, The Lady in the Van marked the return to the stage of one of our leading playwrights.

The Lady in the Van with Maggie Smith opened at the Queen’s Theatre, London, in December 1999.

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Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van (together with the screenplay), A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and…

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