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Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van coming to the Apollo

Tue 24 Dec 2013

Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van coming to the Apollo

A new production of Alan Bennett's acclaimed play 'The Lady in the Van' is to be staged at the Apollo Theatre in February.
 
The play, which is based on a real life lady whom the English playwright once knew, will be on at the Newport venue between February 5th and 8th and then again between February 11th and 15th.
 
Given its touching subject, with the audience asked to feel sympathy for Miss Shepherd, who is forced to live in a van parked on the streets of Camden Town, the work is often praised as being one of Bennett's best and has been specially-adapted for the stage by the author himself.
 
Tickets for the show are on sale now but, given the relatively small size of the Apollo Theatre, which was once a Methodist chapel, these are likely to sell out well in advance - meaning culture-loving holidaymakers due to catch a ferry over to the Isle of Wight for a New Year break are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
 
Alongside the play, the Apollo will also be screening classic films from the 1940s and 50s throughout February, with tickets free for tourists signing up to become members of the theatre.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801675048-ADNFCR

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