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The Lady in the Van - Full Length Play, Comedy

The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573112669

Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years

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Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years. Maggie Smith starred in London's West End.
"A wonderfully bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her unroadworthy vehicle in Bennett's Camden garden, thereby providing him with roughly equal amounts of good journalistic copy and guilty landlord irritation." - Spectator

"Hilarious...A consistently enjoyable entertainment." - The New York Times

"Without doubt, the best new play of the year." - Daily Telegraph

"Bennett's writing is nimble, ironical, cruel and humane...Gives the West End one of its saddest, funniest, and most distinguished offerings for years." - London Times

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9m, 5f

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. His other plays include Getting On, Habeas Corpus, The Old Country, The Lady in ... view full profile

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Paul Smith 11/25/2015 7:03 AM
Outstanding! A major challenge for our small theatre but I will work on it.

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