Win tickets to see THE LADY IN THE VAN Alan Bennett’s @TheatreRBath starring Sara Kestelman

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Touching, uplifting and wonderfully funny, The Lady in the Van is classic Alan Bennett. Starring Olivier award-winning Sara Kestelman in the lead role, this brand new production directed by Jonathan Church opens in Bath appearing at the Theatre Royal from Thursday 17th August to Saturday 2nd September.

In 1974, Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless woman, temporarily moved her clapped out Bedford van into Alan Bennett’s front garden at Gloucester Crescent, Camden. She remained parked there for the next fifteen years. The genuinely eccentric gatecrasher claims at various times to be a trained concert pianist, an ex-nun and on the run. She founds her own political party and the Virgin Mary appears to her regularly.

Described by her reluctant landlord as “a bigoted, cantankerous, devious, unforgiving, self-centred, rank, rude, car-mad cow”, she was to become one of Bennett’s best-loved characters.

Alan Bennett’s multi award-winning works also include Single Spies, Talking Heads, The Madness of George III, The History Boys and Enjoy.

Tickets for The Lady in the Van are on sale at the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at


Win 2 tickets to watch The Lady in the Van at the Theatre Royal Bath on
Friday 25th August at 7.30pm

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Closing date: Mon 21st August
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