The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced the full cast and creative team for their upcoming revival of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Driving Miss Daisy.
The new staging by Simon Reade, which runs at the theatre from 19 August – 17 September , will mark the play’s 35th anniversary.
The magnificent eulogy to friendship, which spans 25 years from 1948 to 1973, follows the relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish widow Daisy Werthan and her African American chauffeur Hoke Coleburn, and how despite their early differences and prejudices they become lifelong friends.
Simon Reade, former Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic, will direct the new production of Driving Miss Daisy with two-time Olivier Award nominee Susan Tracy as Daisy Werthan, Mensah Bediako (Andor, Much Ado About Nothing) as Hoke Coleburn and John Sackville (Genius: Einstein, The Crown) as Boolie Werthan. The revival will feature design by Gregor Donnelly (Stones in His Pockets, Rags), lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner (Henry V, Marry Me A Little) and sound design by Harry Smith (Stones in His Pockets, Private Peaceful).
Tickets for the production are now on sale at www.barntheatre.org.uk