Monday 24th to Saturday 29th August 2020 at 7:30pm
A play by Alan Bennett
Directed by Carla Stokes
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to park her Bedford van for a short time in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild, a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in a promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame, and thereafter lived in fear of arrest.....
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The Lady In The Van - Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th August 2020 at 7:30pm
Guide Bridge Theatre
Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5HJ
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