Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths to star in Driving Miss Daisy at Cambridge Arts Theatre

PUBLISHED: 11:01 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01 26 October 2017

Sian Phillips and Derek Griffiths are in Driving Miss Daisy at Cambridge Arts Theatre. Picture: NOBBY CLARK

Sian Phillips and Derek Griffiths are in Driving Miss Daisy at Cambridge Arts Theatre. Picture: NOBBY CLARK

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Driving Miss Daisy, starring Dame Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from November 6-11.

When elderly widow Daisy Werthan crashes her car one day in 1948, her son, beliving it is no longer safe for her to drive, hires her a chauffeur.

He is an African-American man named Hoke Colburn and Daisy objects to him because she thinks she should still be driving her car herself. 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.

Driving Miss Daisy was first written by playwright Alfred Uhry in 1987 and was awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was made into an award-winning film starrng Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman in 1989.

7.45pm with matinees Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets, 01223 503333 or cambridgeartstheatre.com

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