Thursday 16th June 2022 - Sunday 26 June 2022

“The Lady in the Van” a comedy / drama by Alan Bennett

Directed by Tracey Shields, a Highway 1 Production

The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's somewhat strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, a crabby, eccentric, and somewhat smelly homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s.  He allowed her to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home "for three months" - she ended up residing there for 15 years.

As the story develops, Bennett learns Miss Shepherd's true identity: Margaret Fairchild, and about her unfortunate past.


Highway 1 Theatre Company is very excited to join forces with The Basin Theatre Company, to present one of Alan Bennett’s most well-loved texts, before embarking on a regional tour.

By Arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French: A Concord Theatricals Company

Tickets are available here 

Please note the new 2022 performance times:

Thursday 8:00 PM (including Opening Night)

• Friday 8:00 pm

• Saturday 2:00 PM Matinee

• Saturday 8:00 PM

  1. Sunday 2:00 pm Matinee

The Basin Theatre’s COVID “Road to Recovery” Project is supported by a grant from the Knox City Council Community Development Fund.

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