Woman in a car with a chauffeur


Mon 6 - Sat 11 November 2017
Tickets £19 - £39*

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When elderly widow Daisy Werthan crashes her car one day in 1948, her son hires her a chauffeur, an African-American named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but as times change across a 25-year backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, a profound and life-altering friendship blossoms in this acclaimed comedy drama.

Driving Miss Daisy has touched the hearts of millions worldwide, from its landmark off-Broadway production in 1987 to the 1989 film version, which was the winner of four Academy Awards.

Dame Siân Phillips has enjoyed a dazzling career including a multi award-winning performance in I, Claudius, the epic film Dune, a Tony nominated performance of Marlene on Broadway and Cabaret in the West End. RSC actor and legendary TV presenter, Derek Griffiths’ West End credits include the original production of Beauty and the Beast and the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval


Monday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £19/£29/£34/£39*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £19/£29/£34*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

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Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips (Daisy Werthan)

Dame Siân Phillips' extensive TV and film credits include I, Claudius (1976) and Dune (1984). Her theatre credits include playing Marlene Dietrich in Marlene on Broadway, Cabaret in the West End and the National Theatre's production of A Little Light Music. Her radio work includes BBC Radio 4's comedy The Leopard in Autumn.

Derek Griffiths
Derek Griffiths (Hoke Colburn)

Derek Griffiths' West End credits include the original production of Beauty and the Beast, originating the role of Lumiere. Derek's other credits include the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Derek also recently starred as Freddie Smith in Coronation Street.


  • A woman sits and looks wistfully
  • A man holds a car steering wheel and a woman sits behind him
  • A man in a suit holds his arms out
  • A man holds a pot of flowers and smiles
  • A woman speaks on the phone, she looks pained
  • 'Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths give virtuosic performances. Teddy Kemener…excellent'

  • 'A sublime production…profoundly enhanced by Ms Phillips’s luminous presence'

  • 'Tender and intimate'

  • 'A warm, witty and wise exploration of friendship, filled with glorious acting'

  • 'That such a familiar tale came across as so fresh and vibrant is a testament to the high quality of this production. A deeply moving show'

  • 'Siân Phillips delivers a performance of star quality that exploits the defiant energy of her role to the full. She is feistiness personified. But it is Derek Griffiths’ performance as the noble, resilient Hoke that is truly outstanding. He is splendid. '