Driving Miss Daisy

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no interval
Opened: October 5, 2011
Closing: December 17, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy - 2011 - West End History , Info & More

Wyndham's Theatre
(Leicester Square) Charing Cross Road London

Don't miss this year's hottest ticket as two of the world's greatest living actors arrive in London to perform Alfred Uhry's timeless Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, in a strictly limited season. For 12 weeks only, the Wyndham's Theatre will light up with the extraordinary talents of the legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave and the incomparable, Tony® Award-winning and Oscar®-nominated James Earl Jones. Also starring four-time Tony® Award-winner Boyd Gaines, David Esbjornson's acclaimed, smash-hit production has dazzled audiences and critics alike on Broadway.

Inspiration for the much-loved Oscar-winning smash-hit movie, Driving Miss Daisy is the charming, poignant and utterly compelling tale of the unlikely, long-lasting friendship that blossoms between a prickly, elderly Southern matriarch and her kind-hearted chauffeur, Hoke. As the wheels turn and the decades roll by against a backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, the pair slowly transcend their differences and ultimately grow to rely on each other far more than either of them ever expected. Sparklingly funny, irresistibly heart-warming and with an unmissable stellar cast, Driving Miss Daisy is the must-see show of 2011 so book your tickets for this extremely limited season now!

James Earl Jones will not be performing from 10-15th November.

Vanessa Redgrave will not be performing on the 25th October.

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DRIVING MISS DAISY Raises £13,000 for Acting for Others
by Nicole Rosky - November 28, 2011

Cast members, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines encouraged audiences of Driving Miss Daisy to donate £13, 847.89, the largest collection that charity Acting For Others has received since the collections were initiated in 2003.

James Earl Jones Receives Honorary Academy Award
by Nicole Rosky - November 14, 2011

Academy Award® winner Sir Ben Kingsley joined Vanessa Redgrave presented, onstage at the Wyndham's Theatre, an Honorary Academy Award® to James Earl Jones. Filmed footage of the presentation, which was made after the curtain call for the critically acclaimed production of Driving Miss Daisy, was shown at the Awards dinner in Los Angeles.

Review Roundup: West End's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by Nicole Rosky - October 7, 2011

Two-time Tony Award® winner James Earl Jones (Hoke Coleburn), Tony and Oscar® winner Vanessa Redgrave (Daisy Werthan) and four-time Tony Award® winner Boyd Gaines (Boolie Werthan) will star in the critically acclaimed production of Driving Miss Daisy, at the Wyndham's Theatre from 26 September until 17 December, with press night on 5 October. The play, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by David Esbjornson, enjoyed a record breaking sell-out run on Broadway until 9 April this year. Design is by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting is by Peter Kaczorowski , music by Mark Bennett and sound by Christopher Cronin. Driving Miss Daisy is being produced in the West End by Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich.


Driving Miss Daisy has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 2010 and West End which opened in 2011.



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