The Lady in the Van

Auckland
Thursday to:
08 Nov
Saturday
17 Nov

Venue Location

Corner Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie

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EVENING:

ADULT
$25.00
CONCESSION Student with ID, Senior 65+ years and Community Services card
$23.00

MATINEE:

ADULT
$20.00
CONCESSION Student with ID, Senior 65+ years and Community Services card
$18.00

Timing

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Interval: includes 20 minute interval

Venue Location

Corner Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie

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THE LADY IN THE VAN
written by Alan Bennett
directed by David Blakey

‘One seldom was able to do her a good turn without some thoughts of strangulation.’

The Lady in the Van, adapted by Alan Bennett from his memoir, tells the true story of his unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd, a homeless elderly woman, who temporarily moved her live-in battered van onto his driveway in 1973 and stayed for the next 15 years. Miss Shepherd was a promising concert pianist between the wars, drove an ambulance during World War II, then was twice rejected from becoming a nun and developed mental health issues. Well-educated, cantankerously articulate and deeply religious, she had lived in a succession of vans around Camden. 

Alan Bennett is the writer of The History Boys, Talking Heads and The Madness of George III and his latest play, Habit of Art, was a recent hit at the National Theatre.

The Lady in the Van is based on his own recollections of the indomitable Miss Shepherd and is, as you would expect from Bennett, a beautifully observed, sharply intelligent and wonderfully witty drama. 


8 to 17 November 2018 at 8pm
Matinees Sunday 11 November and Saturday 17 November at 2pm
No evening performance Sunday 11 November
No performance Monday 12 November

Licensed bar

This amateur production of The Lady in the Van is presented by special arrangement with THE PLAY BUREAU LTD on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

 

 

 

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