The Lady In The Van

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The Lady In The Van

15 June - 16 June

£5 - £9

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St. George’s Players proudly present  

The Lady in the Van

By Alan Bennett

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 temporarily to park her Bedford van 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 (died 1989), 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.

The Lady in the Van is classic Alan Bennett, touching, uplifting and wonderfully funny.  

 

Start Time : 7.30pm

 

Ticket Price : £9 / £5 ( under 16’s)


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Start:
15 June
End:
16 June
Cost:
£5 - £9
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01502 589726
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The Seagull
19-75 Morton Road, Pakefield
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0JH United Kingdom
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