Pictures released of the UK Tour of DRIVING MISS DAISY

Production images for Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Richard Beecham are out!

The play stars Dame Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths with Teddy Kempner.

Set in Atlanta, Georgia, the story begins one day in 1948 when a prickly, 72-year-old Jewish widow, Daisy Werthan, crashes her car. Deemed too old to drive, her son hires her a chauffeur, an African-American named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but as times change across the course of a 25 year backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, a profound and life-altering friendship blossoms.

From its landmark Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the remarkable success of the 1989 film version, which was the winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Driving Miss Daisy has touched the hearts of millions worldwide.


Brighton Theatre Royal
Monday 18 – Saturday 23 September

Newcastle Theatre Royal
Monday 2 – Saturday 7 October

Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
Monday 9 – Saturday 14 October

Oxford Playhouse
Monday 30 October – Saturday 4 November

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 November

Malvern Theatre
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 November

Chichester Festival Theatre
Tuesday 28 November – Saturday 2 December

Photo: Nobby Clark