Driving Miss Daisy

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle

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02 October 2017 - 07 October 2017

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

Dame Siân Phillips (I, Claudius, Dune, Marlene, Cabaret) and Derek Griffiths (Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Coronation Street) star in this heart-touching production made famous by the 1989 Academy Award®-winning film.

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.

Venue
Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6BR

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