By Alan Bennett. The Stirling Players (SA). The Stirling Community Theatre. 4th- 19th October, 2013
The Stirling Players have continued their reputation for staging quirky and challenging plays, with their October production of Alan Bennett’s funny yet poignant work, The Lady in The Van.
The story is based on the well-known playwright’s own real-life experience.Charity well and truly began at home when, in the 1970’s, Bennett allowed an elderly itinerant woman to park her smelly, live-in van in his driveway. Little did he know he had started a turbulent fifteen-year relationship with the mysterious and cantankerous Miss Shepherd.