Daisy Resized.

Siân Phillips  Derek Griffiths

Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Richard Beecham

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Overview

 

An understated, quietly sublime production, profoundly enhanced by Ms Phillips’s luminous presence.

Daily Express
 

Full of delightful scenes… Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths give virtuosic performances.

Sunday Express

When elderly widow Daisy Werthan crashes her car one day in 1948, 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 a 25-year backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, a profound and life-altering friendship blossoms in this acclaimed comedy drama.

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.

From her multi award-winning performance in I, Claudius to the epic film Dune, from a Tony-nominated performance of Marlene on Broadway to Cabaret in the West End, Siân Phillips has enjoyed a dazzling career which spans more than seven decades.

RSC actor Derek Griffiths’ numerous West End credits include the original production of Beauty and the Beast in which he originated the role of Lumière and the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Prologue members booking opens 
Saturday 16 September

Cast & Creatives

Cast

  • Sian Phillips.

    Siân Phillips

    Daisy Werthan
  • Derek Griffiths.

    Derek Griffiths

    Hoke Colburn
  • Teddy Kempner.

    Teddy Kempner

    Boolie Werthan

Creative team

Richard Beecham

Director

Simon Kenny

Designer

Natasha Chivers

Lighting Designer

Jon Nicholls

Sound Designer

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