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The Lady In The Van

Published: 2019-01-06
News Category: Shows

Hayes Players present The Lady in the Van. A comedy drama by Alan Bennett. 20 – 23 February 2019 Directed by Chris Williams

In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett’s garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years.

The play premiered in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprised her role in the recent film adaptation.