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Driving Miss Daisy pulls into York Theatre Royal

Paula Wilcox stars in the Pulitzer Award-winning play, arriving on 7th June 2019.

Director Suzann McLean with the cast of Driving Miss Daisy - Maurey Richards, Paula Wilcox and Cory English. Credit Shaun Conway Photography
Director Suzann McLean with the cast of Driving Miss Daisy - Maurey Richards, Paula Wilcox and Cory English. Credit Shaun Conway Photography

Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Award-winning play Driving Miss Daisy comes to York Theatre Royal this June, starring Paula Wilcox, Cory English and Maurey Richards.

Made famous by the 1989 Academy Award-winning film with Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, this comedy-drama is set against a backdrop of prejudice, inequality and the American Civil Rights movement.

When proud Daisy Werthan crashes her car, her son decides to hire a driver for her – African-American Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start but, as times change over two decades, a profound friendship blossoms between them.

“Driving Miss Daisy is a love story about two unlikely individuals who form a friendship in the South during the time of the civil rights movement,” explains Director Suzann McLean, Associate Artist at York Theatre Royal.

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“The play spans 25 years of the Jewish and African American communities living in Atlanta. Key moments in history from the Temple bombing in 1958 to Martin Luther King Jr’s Nobel peace prize dinner in 1964 force us to re-examine where we are as a society today.”

Driving Miss Daisy is at York Theatre Royal from 7th to 29th June 2019. Tickets cost from £15. Book online at or call the Box Office on 01904 623568.


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