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Nov
22
Wed
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre | Woodford | England | United Kingdom

She came for 3 weeks and stayed 15 years.

This remarkable play by Alan Bennett draws on his experience of playing “landlord” to the equally remarkable Miss Shepard.

Miss Shepard, a “genteel” turned vagrant, completely eccentric, fiercely intelligent but very smelly lady ended up staying in her broken down and unroadworthy old van on Alan Bennett’s driveway in Camden for a total of fifteen years.

The lady in the van had no friends, but she did have a neighbour, and that neighbour was a writer. This experience could be described as manna from heaven for Alan Bennett as Miss Shepard’s compelling life-story unfolds. His bittersweet side-splittingly funny and in parts very sad play, is, without doubt a must-see.

His account of those fifteen years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premièred in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starred Dame Maggie Smith, who both reprised their roles in the 2015 film adaptation.

“No one knew her well,” said Alan Bennett of the lady who lived for 15 years in a van outside his house. “Even I didn’t know her well. But I knew what she was like.”

Woodford Players are very excited to be staging this wonderful play and look forward to welcoming you to their performances.

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Nov
23
Thu
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre | Woodford | England | United Kingdom

She came for 3 weeks and stayed 15 years.

This remarkable play by Alan Bennett draws on his experience of playing “landlord” to the equally remarkable Miss Shepard.

Miss Shepard, a “genteel” turned vagrant, completely eccentric, fiercely intelligent but very smelly lady ended up staying in her broken down and unroadworthy old van on Alan Bennett’s driveway in Camden for a total of fifteen years.

The lady in the van had no friends, but she did have a neighbour, and that neighbour was a writer. This experience could be described as manna from heaven for Alan Bennett as Miss Shepard’s compelling life-story unfolds. His bittersweet side-splittingly funny and in parts very sad play, is, without doubt a must-see.

His account of those fifteen years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premièred in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starred Dame Maggie Smith, who both reprised their roles in the 2015 film adaptation.

“No one knew her well,” said Alan Bennett of the lady who lived for 15 years in a van outside his house. “Even I didn’t know her well. But I knew what she was like.”

Woodford Players are very excited to be staging this wonderful play and look forward to welcoming you to their performances.

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Nov
24
Fri
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre | Woodford | England | United Kingdom

She came for 3 weeks and stayed 15 years.

This remarkable play by Alan Bennett draws on his experience of playing “landlord” to the equally remarkable Miss Shepard.

Miss Shepard, a “genteel” turned vagrant, completely eccentric, fiercely intelligent but very smelly lady ended up staying in her broken down and unroadworthy old van on Alan Bennett’s driveway in Camden for a total of fifteen years.

The lady in the van had no friends, but she did have a neighbour, and that neighbour was a writer. This experience could be described as manna from heaven for Alan Bennett as Miss Shepard’s compelling life-story unfolds. His bittersweet side-splittingly funny and in parts very sad play, is, without doubt a must-see.

His account of those fifteen years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premièred in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starred Dame Maggie Smith, who both reprised their roles in the 2015 film adaptation.

“No one knew her well,” said Alan Bennett of the lady who lived for 15 years in a van outside his house. “Even I didn’t know her well. But I knew what she was like.”

Woodford Players are very excited to be staging this wonderful play and look forward to welcoming you to their performances.

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Nov
25
Sat
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lady in the Van @ Woodford Community Centre | Woodford | England | United Kingdom

She came for 3 weeks and stayed 15 years.

This remarkable play by Alan Bennett draws on his experience of playing “landlord” to the equally remarkable Miss Shepard.

Miss Shepard, a “genteel” turned vagrant, completely eccentric, fiercely intelligent but very smelly lady ended up staying in her broken down and unroadworthy old van on Alan Bennett’s driveway in Camden for a total of fifteen years.

The lady in the van had no friends, but she did have a neighbour, and that neighbour was a writer. This experience could be described as manna from heaven for Alan Bennett as Miss Shepard’s compelling life-story unfolds. His bittersweet side-splittingly funny and in parts very sad play, is, without doubt a must-see.

His account of those fifteen years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premièred in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starred Dame Maggie Smith, who both reprised their roles in the 2015 film adaptation.

“No one knew her well,” said Alan Bennett of the lady who lived for 15 years in a van outside his house. “Even I didn’t know her well. But I knew what she was like.”

Woodford Players are very excited to be staging this wonderful play and look forward to welcoming you to their performances.

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Jan
26
Fri
Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh @ Woodford War Memorial Community Centre
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

The 2018 Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh

will be held on Friday 26th January 2018  at Woodford War Memorial Community Centre, Chester Road, Woodford, Stockport, SK7 1QQ

This Burns Night Supper will be a huge fun evening, you don’t have to be able to do one single step of Scottish dancing, nobody cares if you get it all completely wrong because the caller of our band will keep you right. We’re there to have fun. We promise you……you will enjoy yourself as well as work off some of those extra Xmas pounds! A piper will pipe in and address the haggis, yes, yes, we can already hear the groans from some quarters but there are those of us who love the skirl of the pipes! We have a fun Scottish themed quiz, a great raffle and a brilliant ceilidh courtesy of Union Street Band – come and join us!

This is a joint fund-raising event between Woodford Community Centre and Woodford Players.

Tickets are available by completing this booking form and sending a cheque directly to the Community Centre or via our online box office by clicking on the image below. Tickets purchased online are subject to a booking fee. Full details of the booking fee payable are made clear to you before you purchase so there are no surprises when it comes to paying. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. Online tickets are available by clicking on the Buy Tickets link below.

 

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