The Swan Theatre Company presents
'The Lady In The Van'
By Alan Bennett
Directed by Mark Payne
Monday 15th to Saturday 20th July at 7.45pm
The Independent described Alan Bennett as a
National Treasure and though he took great umbrage at the
description, he is one of Britain's great writers. The Lady in the
Van is based on true events, when Miss Shepherd parked her battered
van on Alan Bennett's drive.
Originally starring Maggie Smith the play was a West End
success. The Spectator wrote: "We have in the nick of time, a Play
of the Year: Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van is a wonderfully
bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and
very smelly old bat parked her un-roadworthy vehicle in Bennett's
Camden garden, thereby providing him with a roughly equal amount of
good journalistic copy and guilty landlordly irritation."