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You may have read the book or seen the film The Lady in the Van; the Melbourne Theatre Company's first production of 2019 is the play of the same name. The Lady in the Van will be staged at the Art Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from 2 February to 9 March, 2019.
The Lady in the Van is mostly a true story based on the fascinating relationship between the award-winning British writer Alan Bennett and his long-term guest, Miss Shepherd, who 'temporarily' parked her dilapidated van outside Bennett's London home – and stayed for 15 years.
Image by Helen Fairbanks. Supplied by Melbourne Theatre Company.
Miriam Margolyes, internationally acclaimed star of stage and screen returns to MTC in the role of Miss Shepherd. Other cast members featured are Fiona Choi, Daniel Frederiksen, Claire Healy, James Millar, Jillian Murray, Richard Piper and Dalip Sondhi.
If you love a moving, bittersweet comedy, you'll be in for a treat when you attend a performance of The Lady in the Van will be staged at Melbourne's Art Centre from 2 February to 9 March 2019.