Paul Kemp: The Lady In The Van

Date - 11 April, 2012, All News Opening Nights Theatre
Paul Kemp | Sainou Talent Agency London (c) Laura Doddington

Paul Kemp opens tonight in Alan Bennett’s The Lady In The Van.

Paul stars alongside Nichola McAuliffe and is directed by Sarah Esdaile, whose recent credits include The Deep Blue Sea starring Maxine Peake for West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Alan Bennett is one of the nation’s best-loved playwrights, with plays including The History Boys, Talking Heads and The Madness of George III.


Paul Kemp is a versatile character actor. Recent theatre credits include Richard III at the Arcola, Smee in Wendy And Peter Pan with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2015/16, Ghost Stories West End, The Lady In The Van No1 UK Tour for Hull Truck, Seven Year Twitch and How To Be Happy both for The Orange Tree, The Lady From The Sea at The Manchester Royal Exchange, The Crucible at Regent's Park Open Air Festival, My Wonderful Day and Woman in Mind for SJT, Vaudeville Theatre, West End and New York and How The Other Half Loves for The Sir Peter Hall Company.

Paul has also worked prolifically for Stephen Joseph Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, Watermill Theatre, Birmingham Rep and Regent's Park Open Air Festival.

Screen credits include Maxwell, The Trial of Tony Blair, Life on Mars and When Saturday Comes.

Paul will be returning to the RSC this winter to play Quintus in Imperium.

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