The Lady In The Van
Publish date: 1999
Publisher: Profile Books
Pages no: 92
Edition language: English
The musings of Alan Bennett, based on his observations of people and his experience of life in general, are almost guaranteed too draw a smile from even the most world-weary. As one reads his diarised account of life after the eccentric Miss Shepherd had moved her clapped-out van into his front gard...
bookshelves: play-dramatisation, lifestyles-deathstyles, winter-20102011, amusing Read on January 01, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** Cast Miss Shepherd ..... Maggie Smith Alan Bennett ..... Adrian Scarborough Alan Bennett 2 ..... Alan Bennett Mam ..... Marcia Warren Rufus ..... Matt Addis Pauline .......
Very Alan Bennett like and never really been my cup of tea. Brilliant observations, marvellous characterisation, but I just found this pretty boring, could hardly be bothered to finish.
Cast Miss Shepherd ..... Maggie Smith Alan Bennett ..... Adrian Scarborough Alan Bennett 2 ..... Alan Bennett Mam ..... Marcia Warren Rufus ..... Matt Addis Pauline ..... Janice Acquah Underwood ..... Stephen Critchlow Social Worker ..... Caroline Guthrie Fairchild ..... Philip Fox Doctors ..... Jon...
I probably liked this even more than I would have if I hadn't seen a terrific production of it with Dame Maggie Smith. Alan Bennett is charming and I enjoy his writing, but it was even better to picture Smith (who, as Alan Rickman once said, can raise an eyebrow like nobody else) as the Miss Shepher...
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