Bristol Theatre News

Production Shots Released for Barn Theatre’s Driving Miss Daisy

Production shots for Barn Theatre’s Driving Miss Daisy have been released and the show looks absolutely wonderful.

It’s the 35th anniversary of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer prize winning play, with the new staging coming from former Bristol Old Vic Artistic Director Simon Reade and starring Susan Tracy as Daisy Werthan, Mensah Bediako as Hoke Coleburn and John Sackville as Boolie Werthan.

The play, which takes place between 1948 and 1973, tells the story of Southern Jewish widow, Daisy Werthan, who is forced by her son to rely on a chauffeur after writing off yet another car.

After a shaky start due to prejudices of the time, the pair go on to form an inseparable friendship. The play was made into an Academy Award winning movie in 1989, starring the late Jessica Tandy alongside Morgan Freeman.

This new production features design by Gregor Donnelly, lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner and sound design by Harry Smith.

Driving Miss Daisy at the Barn Theatre, runs until 17 September 2022.

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