The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett

The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett

April 17 – April 20, 2019


This warm and funny play is the story of The Lady, Miss Shepherd, who proudly lived in her increasingly distasteful camper van and how she inexplicably arrived in Alan Bennett’s driveway. He expected it to be for a couple of months. She stayed 15 years.

As usual Bennett surrounds the main protagonists with characters we all recognise. From the neighbours obsessed with the value of their London property to Alan’s mother who shows a very different view of growing old, and the ambulance man who gets closer to Miss Shepherd than Alan could even imagine.

This incredible true story sees an ordinary London street in the 1960s turned upside down by the Lady in the Van.

Proudly presented by the long established theatre group Peterborough Mask Theatre.

Age Guidance: 12+ (infrequent, strong language) Duration: TBC


Miss ShepherdHannah Drury
Alan BennettCarl Perkins
Alan Bennett 2Phil Lewis
MamJan Wright
RufusDoug Pattie
PaulineBecky Owen-Fisher
Social WorkerSummer Moeed
UnderwoodPeter Crerar
Mam's DoctorMeena Dhokia
Leo(na) FairchildLaura Smyth
Lout/ManAslan Amjad
Ambulance DriverAslan Amjad
Miss Shepherd's DoctorTim Bold
InterviewerLaura Smyth
PriestTim Bold
Council workmenLaura Smyth, Aslan Amjad, Tim Bold, Meena Dhokia
UndertakersLaura Smyth, Aslan Amjad, Meena Dhokia, Doug Pattie


DirectorDi Fox
Assistant DirectorBecky Owen-Fisher
Company LiaisonPeter Crerar
Production ManagerEmma Goldberg
Light and SoundTom Fox
Set DesignTom Fox and Jill Ward
Stage ManagerSam Baker
Assistant Stage ManagerTim Bold
PublicityBecky Owen-Fisher
Costume DesignerKaty Lee
Hair and makeupLeah


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