Peterborough Arts Cinema: The Lady In The Van

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When Alan Bennett offered the temporary use of his drive to a homeless woman in the 1970s, she parked her battered van outside his front door and stayed for 15 years. Already the subject of a memoir and a play, Miss Mary (or perhaps Margaret?) Shepherd now comes to our screens courtesy of Maggie Smith, who starred in the award-winning 1999 stage production. Smith is magnificent as the fearsomely opinionated interloper who left Camden residents torn between liberal middle-class guilt and baser territorial horror. “One seldom was able to do her a good turn without some thoughts of strangulation,” says Bennett.

https://youtu.be/WlN1b0ok4D0

Director:
Nicholas Hytner 

Starring:
Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent 

Rating:  12A
Year:  2015
Country:  UK
Length:   104mins


Countdown:

Past Event

Peterborough Arts Cinema: The Lady In The Van

Thu 14 April 2016

7:30PM

Ends: Thu 14 April

John Clare Theatre

PE1 1SQ

£6

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