'The Vicar of Dibley'   

The Lady In The Van

18th to 21st March 2020
South Holland Centre Spalding

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The Lady In The Van by Alan Bennett

Rehearsals at The Patch

Mondays and Thursdays.

 

A bittersweet and poignant true story about Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd, which tells the tale of an unlikely, frustrating and moving relationship.

Mr. Bennett, a man of deeply ingrained English reserve, becomes a custodian/tenant of a rather homeless curmudgeon, Miss Shepherd, and her van.

 

Their relationship is, at times, fraught with difficulties relating to the inequitable demands of Miss Shepherd, which is met with the never-ending, tolerance and dry sarcasm of Mr. Bennett.

 

As the play unfolds, we learn more about Miss Shepherd and how she came to live in her van, alone and vulnerable, and also how over a 'temporary', 15-year stay, their relationship becomes more intertwined and touching.

 
Crew

Alan Bennett - Andrew Rudd
Alan Bennett 2 - Jed Laxton
Miss Shepherd - Abbie Johnson
Mam - Arline Evenden
Rufus - Paul Coleman
Pauline - Alison Honeybun

Social Worker - Emma  Dobbs
Underwood - Mandy Collier
Leo Fairchild - Nick Fletcher
Mams Doctor - Sam Hunt
Doctor - John Cooper
Interviewer - Mark Bennett
Ambulance Driver - Tony Fell
Lout - Deborah Bristow

 
Directed by Rob Nicholls
               
Producer - Colleen Brennan       
Written by Alan Bennett 
 
Cast
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