The Lady in the Van

by Alan Bennettdirected by David Lancaster
January – February 2008
The Carriageworks Main Space

Leeds Arts Centre performed The Lady in the Van in January – February 2008.

Production photos

These photographs were taken during the production’s rehearsals.

Miss Shepherd and the Social Worker
Miss Shepherd and Her Van
The Second Alan Bennett
The First Alan Bennett and Mam
The First Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd


Alan BennettMartin Cusworth
Alan Bennett 2Tom Bailey
Miss ShepherdDawn Wilkinson
Social WorkerVictoria Logue
PaulinePip Tibbetts
RufusKeith Huckfield
UnderwoodMark Williamson
MamMary Nelson
Interviewer/Mam’s DoctorCatherine Land
Leo FairchildEdwin Barraclough
Yob/Ambulance Man/Priest/Council WorkerGabriel G Keogh

Backstage team

DirectorDavid Lancaster
Production ManagerRichard Francis
PromptDeborah Sandles
 Robin Thornton
Stage ManagerSteve Fryatt
Assistant Stage ManagersEmily Holloway
 Martyn Drake
Set ConsultantPeter Sandles
LightingPeter Waddicor
SoundJonathon McLeod
PropsAmy Dutton
 Rachel Vernelle
CostumesKeeley Scothern
 Pauline Ratcliffe
 Maryline Pineau
Poster DesignAmy Dutton
Front of HouseShirley Broadbent
 Jackie Thompson

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
(408 KBytes)
Download: Poster
(3 MBytes)
Download: Flyer
(2 MBytes)

Add to the archive

We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of The Lady in the Van, we would be very pleased to hear from you.