The Rockbourne Village Hall stained glass window
Rockbourne Village Hall

The Lady in the Van – 16th March 2016

The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

UK 2015    1hr 44 min

Directed by Nicholas Hynter

Stars Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Cordern, Alex Jennings



Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30 £6, Supper 9:30 £6, wine £11/bottle

Pay at the door but last bookings 1200 Sunday 13th March

Bookings: or phone Lucy Matthews 01725 518695

“Maggie Smith is a tottering, staggering force of nature in this cherishable adaptation of Alan Bennett’s beloved play” – Daily Telegraph

Not one but two ‘national treasures’, Maggie Smith and Alan Bennett make this delightful and thought – provoking movie an ideal choice for Rockbourne Film Night. Nicolas Hytner directs his third adaptation of a Bennett play, after The Madness of King George and The History Boys. The story is familiar and ‘mostly true’: an indigent old lady, Mary Shepherd (Maggie), parked her dilapidated clapped-out dormobile in Bennett’s driveway in affluent Camden Town. Bennett, here beautifully interpreted by Alex Jennings, gives us all a lesson in compassion towards those less fortunate. Mary is less than grateful, being irascible, dotty and very smelly. Equipped with some of Bennett’s funniest one-liners she stayed for fifteen years, claiming that the Virgin Mary – whom she had met on Camden High Street – told her to. A clever, witty, and sometimes very touching film, you will all feel better for having seen it.

John Crome

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