Classic film comes to stage

MHDE'Driving Miss Daisy
MHDE'Driving Miss Daisy

A stage adaptation of Driving Miss Daisy will be staged next week.

The show, starring Rising Damp’s Don Warrington and Gwen Taylor, fresh from a memorable spell in Coronation Street, will be shown at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Driving Miss Daisy is the charming, poignant and compelling tale of the unlikely friendship that blossoms between a prickly, elderly southern matriarch, Daisy Werthan, and her kind-hearted chauffeur, Hoke Colburn.

Alfred Uhry wrote Driving Miss Daisy in 1987 and two years later the play was made into a film which starred Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.

The screenwriter received an Academy award for the best adapted screenplay while the film was awarded best picture.

The new stage version, fresh from a spell in the West End, runs from Monday to Saturday, February 16. All performances start at 7.45pm with matinee at 2.30pm on Wednesday and the show’s final day.

Tickets for Driving Miss Daisy are available now from the Box Office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £15.75 to £30 or via