by Alan Bennett
directed by Fiona White
Audition date: Sunday 8th September 2019: Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11 7BN 7.00pm – 9.00pm
If you want to audition but are not available on 8th September, please contact Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Performances: Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm and Sunday 24th November at 4pm. Venue: Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate N6
Rehearsals for this play will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday evenings at the Free Church Hall. Rehearsals will start in late September, beginning with a read through and a workshop.
About the play:
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of playwright Alan Bennett‘s friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd. Though she is a crabby, eccentric and unsanitary homeless woman Bennett “allows” her to park her van in the driveway of his Camden home “for three months”. She stays there for 15 years…
This is a story of the human need to connect and belong. This is a story of life.
As you will see from the character list below, some cast will play multiple characters. Most cast will be asked to play non-speaking roles of undertakers/council workers/etc…
All are welcome to audition.
Alan Bennett 1
Alan Bennett 2
Mam / Interviewer
Rufus / Ambulance Driver
Social Worker / Lout
Underwood / Leo Fairchild / Doctor
If you would like the audition pieces in advance of the 8th September, please contact Fiona at email@example.com