The Lady in the Van: Windsor On Air

27th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

Tickets from £24.00

Running time approx TBC

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Bennett’s most-loved play

The hilarious and touching real-life story that was made into a hit film starring Dame Maggie Smith.

Based on the true story of Alan Bennett’s unique friendship with Mary Shepherd. After allowing her to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home for three months, the eccentric Miss Shepherd ended up residing there for 15 years!

Leading film, stage and TV actress Jenny Seagrove will be joined by theatre regular Matthew Cottle and Miss Marple‘s David Horovitch who will perform as the two Alan Bennetts. The cast also features West End star Sara Crowe, whose credits include Private Lives, Hay Fever and The Constant Wife, and Ashley D Gayle who starred in last year’s West End production and UK Tour of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and the UK Tour of Holes.

We are also delighted to have Elizabeth Counsell joining us – the stage, screen and TV actress holds an extra special connection to Theatre Royal, as her father John Counsell, and actress mother Mary Kerridge, ran the theatre for nearly 50 years.

Also joining the cast are Martin Carroll, who last visited Windsor with The Cat and The Canary, and stage actor Alan Howell who has previously starred in productions of Save The Last Dance For Me and Cilla The Musical.

 (L-R) Jenny Seagrove, Matthew Cottle, David Horovitch, Sara Crowe, Ashley D Gayle, Elizabeth Counsell


Following recent successes at Theatre Royal Windsor of productions Murder On Air, Brief Encounter On Air and Mystery On Air, we are thrilled to be reuniting with some of the “Windsor On Air” regulars, along with some very special guest stars!

Presented in the style of our previous, critically acclaimed, vintage radio plays, The On Air Theatre Company will bring a little romance, comedy, mystery and all the thrills back to the Windsor Stage with these four specially selected titles.





We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming audiences back to our beautiful theatre! The health and the safety of our audiences and staff is of paramount importance at all times. The information below outlines just some of measures we’re taking to ensure you the safest visit possible:

You can purchase up to 6 tickets for a Household or Bubble.
Seating will adhere to the current social distancing guidelines of 1m+ between Households/Bubbles
To make a booking for 6+, please email our Box Office Team

Social distancing:
One-way systems will be in operation throughout the building, and perspex screens will be installed in all Customer Service areas between our staff and customers

Face coverings:
Anyone above the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt due to physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability) to be worn at all times unless eating or drinking

Increased cleaning:
Hand sanitising stations will be available throughout the building. There will be extra cleaning and anti-viral spraying before each performance

Ticket Exchange:
If you or someone in your Household has to self-isolate due to Covid-19, your tickets may be transferred to another performance in the Autumn/Winter 2020 Season (subject to availability). You can visit our Terms & Conditions page for full details.

You can read further information on our Covid-19 Customer Information Page:

COVID-19: The measures we’re taking to keep you safe

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