Cast announced for 35th anniversary revival production of Driving Miss Daisy

Casting has been announced for the upcoming 35th anniversary revival production of Driving Miss Daisy at The Barn Theatre.

Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play will run at the Cirencester venue from 19 August to 17 September 2022.

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).

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.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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