The Lady in the Van by Alan BennettApril 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 Shepherd||Hannah Drury|
|Alan Bennett||Carl Perkins|
|Alan Bennett 2||Phil Lewis|
|Social Worker||Summer Moeed|
|Mam's Doctor||Meena Dhokia|
|Leo(na) Fairchild||Laura Smyth|
|Ambulance Driver||Aslan Amjad|
|Miss Shepherd's Doctor||Tim Bold|
|Council workmen||Laura Smyth, Aslan Amjad, Tim Bold, Meena Dhokia|
|Undertakers||Laura Smyth, Aslan Amjad, Meena Dhokia, Doug Pattie|
|Assistant Director||Becky Owen-Fisher|
|Company Liaison||Peter Crerar|
|Production Manager||Emma Goldberg|
|Light and Sound||Tom Fox|
|Set Design||Tom Fox and Jill Ward|
|Stage Manager||Sam Baker|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Tim Bold|
|Costume Designer||Katy Lee|
|Hair and makeup||Leah|