The Lady in the Van archiveMiss Shepherd is a curious and enigmatic lady. Alan knows very little about her. She used to drive ambulances in the war, might have been a nun, sells pencils and pamphlets and has an unexplained aversion to piano music. But somehow she lives in the playwright


Author: Alan Bennett
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Archive listings for The Lady in the Van

Work type: Play.


Company Sarah Mann Company.
8 Sep 21 to 12 Sep 21BOAT (Brighton Open Air Theatre), Brighton :: V1621432169
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26 May 21 to 29 May 21BOAT (Brighton Open Air Theatre), Brighton :: V1621432169
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Company On Air Theatre Company.
27 Oct 20 to 31 Oct 20Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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30 Mar 20 to 4 Apr 20Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham :: V477
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Company Garden Suburb Theattre.
21 Nov 19 to 24 Nov 19Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
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Company Kytess Theatre Group.
25 Oct 18 to 27 Oct 18Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
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Producer Theatre Royal Bath. Director Jonathan Church.
17 Aug 17 to 2 Sep 17Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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Company Llanelli Little Theatre.
24 Nov 16 to 25 Nov 16Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli :: V819218539
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Producer Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Director Patrick Sandford. Design Ken Harrison. Costume Ken Harrison. Lighting Wayne Dowdeswel. Stage ManagerDavid Brown. Stage ManagerElaine Scott. Performer Jacqueline Dutoit (Miss Shepherd). Performer Mark Elstob (Alan Bennett). Performer Ronnie Simon (Alan Bennett 2). Performer Margaret Preece (Mam). Performer Thomas Heard (Rufus). Performer Emma Odell (Pauline). Performer Ceri-lyn Cissone (Social Worker). Performer Alan J Mirren (Underwood). Performer Dougal Lee (Mam's Doctor). Performer Simon Pontin (Miss Shepherd's Doctor). Performer Reece Richardson (Ambulance Driver). Performer Dougal Lee (Leo Fairchild).
31 Aug 15 to 14 Oct 15Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
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Company Hull Truck. Director Sarah Esdaile. Performer Nichola McAuliffe. Performer Sean McKenzie. Performer Paul Kemp. Performer Fenella Norman. Performer Dale Rapley. Performer Karen Traynor. Performer Ged McKenna. Performer Sophie Robinson.
25 Jun 12 to 30 Jun 12Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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19 Jun 12 to 23 Jun 12Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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12 Jun 12 to 16 Jun 12New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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6 Jun 12 to 9 Jun 12Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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29 May 12 to 2 Jun 12Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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22 May 12 to 26 May 12Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
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15 May 12 to 19 May 12Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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17 Apr 12 to 21 Apr 12Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
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11 Apr 12 to 14 Apr 12Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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Age 12+Company Hull Truck. Director Sarah Esdaile. Design Ben Stones. Lighting Chris Davey. Performer Nichola McAuliffe (Miss Shepherd). Performer Vivienne Moore. Performer Tina Gambe. Performer Martin Wimbush. Performer Benedict Sandiford. Performer Paul Kemp. Performer James Holmes.
11 Jul 11 to 16 Jul 11Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
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5 Jul 11 to 9 Jul 11Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
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27 Jun 11 to 2 Jul 11The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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20 Jun 11 to 25 Jun 11Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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13 Jun 11 to 18 Jun 11Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
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6 Jun 11 to 11 Jun 11Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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31 May 11 to 4 Jun 11Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
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23 May 11 to 28 May 11Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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16 May 11 to 21 May 11The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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10 May 11 to 14 May 11Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
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Company Theatre Rue. Director James Williams Lucas.
7 Apr 11Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
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Company Huddersfield Thespians.
4 May 10 to 8 May 10Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
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Producer Gala Theatre.
18 Feb 10 to 27 Feb 10Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
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Producer Salisbury Playhouse. Director Sarah Punshon. Design Colin Richmond. Lighting Jason Taylor. Sound Gareth Fry. Director Anna Girvan (assistant). Performer Nicola Alexis (Social Worker/Interviewer). Performer Robert Calvert (Underwood/Fairchild). Performer James Duke (Rufus/Miss Shepherd's Doctor). Performer Malcolm James (Alan). Performer Ann Penfold (Mam/Priest). Performer Marlene Sidaway (Miss Shepherd). Performer Peter Temple (Alan 2). Performer Hilary Tones (Pauline/Mam's Doctor).
3 Sep 09 to 26 Sep 09Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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Company Southampton University Players.
7 Jul 09 to 11 Jul 09NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
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Producer BAWDS.
24 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
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Minimal strong language.Producer Theatre by the Lake. Director Ian Forrest. Design Martin Johns.
6 Jun 08 to 7 Nov 08The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
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Director Alan Pavis.
5 May 08 to 10 May 08Rugby Theatre, Rugby :: V133
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Producer Stables Theatre. Director Michael Boakes.
8 Feb 08 to 14 Feb 08The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre, Hastings :: V669
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Producer Leeds Arts Centre.
31 Jan 08 to 2 Feb 08The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
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Producer Questors.
17 Feb 07 to 24 Feb 07Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
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Company Wick Theatre Company.
6 Dec 06 to 9 Dec 06Barn Theatre, Southwick :: V0937418074
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Director Geoff Legan. Director Celia Turner. Director Tessa Toone (assistant). Performer Ella Sawyer. Performer Kate Doughty. Performer Diana Halstead. Performer Martin Alcock. Performer Geoff Legan. Performer Mary Bartholomew. Performer Richard Morrey. Performer Richard Masters. Performer Chris Salisbury. Performer Rob Cope.
10 Oct 06 to 21 Oct 06Repertory Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V123
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Producer Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Director Christopher Luscombe. Performer Susan Hampshire.
21 Feb 05 to 26 Feb 05Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
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14 Feb 05 to 19 Feb 05Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
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7 Feb 05 to 12 Feb 05Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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31 Jan 05 to 5 Feb 05Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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24 Jan 05 to 29 Jan 05Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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29 Nov 04 to 4 Dec 04New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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22 Nov 04 to 27 Nov 04Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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15 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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2 Nov 04 to 13 Nov 04Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse (in association with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd). Director Ian Brown. Design Dick Bird. Lighting Neil Austin. Sound Mic Pool. Music Phillip Dupuy. Other Penny Dyer (voice coach). Performer Malcolm Scates (Alan Bennett 1). Performer Malcolm James (Alan Bennett 2). Performer Ann Rye (Miss Shepherd). Performer David Bowen (Leo Fairchild). Performer Ian Burford (Underwood). Performer Greg Haiste. Performer Nigel Hastings (Rufus). Performer Helen Hobson (Pauline). Performer Ganiat Kasumu (Jane). Performer Vanessa Rosenthal (Alan Bennett's mother).
11 May 02 to 15 Jun 02Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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Director Rachel Kavanaugh. Design Paul Farnsworth. Lighting Robert Bryan. Performer Marcia Warren. Performer Jeremy Crutchley. Performer Gwenllian Davies. Performer Colin George. Performer Nigel Harman. Performer Andrew Havill. Performer Nicola Ratcliffe. Performer Paul Venables. Performer Deborah Winckles. Performer Peter Yapp.
7 Feb 01 to 10 Mar 01Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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Farrell will play Bennett during his day-to-day dealings with Mary Shepherd with McNally giving a reflective overview of events. Web siteDirector Nicholas Hytner. Design Mark Thompson. Lighting Hugh Vanstone. Music Richard Sisson (music arrangement). Sound Scott Myers. Performer Maggie Smith (Miss Shepherd). Performer Nicholas Farell (Bennett). Performer Kevin McNally (Bennett). Performer Michael Culkin. Performer Geraldine Fitzgerald. Performer Ben Aris. Performer Lorraine Brunning. Performer Michael Poole. Performer Elizabeth Bradley. Performer Chris Barritt. Performer Jennifer Farnon. Performer William Kettle. Performer Alec Linstead. Performer Diana Van Proosdy. Performer Stephen Rashbrook. Producer Robert Fox Ltd.
19 Nov 99 to 15 Jul 00The Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen's Theatre), West End :: V410
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Other listings

3 May 22 to 7 May 22The Pump House Arts Centre, Watford :: V56
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7 Apr 22 to 9 Apr 22Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston :: V440
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22 Jul 21 to 24 Jul 21Daneside Theatre, Congleton :: V469
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24 Aug 20 to 29 Aug 20Guide Bridge Theatre, Audenshaw :: V01695729000
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23 Jul 20 to 25 Jul 20Daneside Theatre, Congleton :: V469
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25 Mar 20 to 28 Mar 20Memorial Hall, Marlborough :: V2109140587
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12 Mar 20 to 14 Mar 20Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley :: V1840944305
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24 Nov 16 to 25 Nov 16Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen :: V1274041426
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4 Mar 14 to 8 Mar 14Brighton Little Theatre, Brighton :: V660
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