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Lady in the Van, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Lady in the Van, The

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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Full Length Play

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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 has been one of the leading English-language dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady In The Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King ... 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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