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Driving Miss Daisy extends national tour into 2013

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The Whatsonstage.com Award-winning production of Driving Miss Daisy has extended its national tour to April 2013 due to "popular demand".

The Pulitzer prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry stars Gwen Taylor as Daisy Werthan, Don Warrington as Hoke Coleburn and Ian Porter as Boolie Werthan.

Producer Julian Stoneman said: “I am thrilled that we are able to extend the tour and allow more theatregoers the chance to see two of the UK’s best known stars ... Driving Miss Daisy is a delightful play with wit, charm and comedy and appeals to all ages.”

Driving Miss Daisy continues its 2012 tour to Brighton Theatre Royal from 12 - 17 November, Derby Theatre from 19 - 24 November (where an extra matinee on Thursday 22 November has been added to the sell-out run) and concludes at Southend Palace Theatre from 26 November - 1 December 2012.

The 2013 tour will run as follows:

Theatre Clwyd, Mold from 29 January – 2 February
New Theatre, Cardiff from 5 – 9 February
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from 11 – 16 February
Arts Theatre, Cambridge from 18 – 23 February
Theatre Royal, Plymouth from 25 February – 2 March
Kings Theatre, Edinburgh from 5 – 9 March
Churchill Theatre, Bromley from 18 – 23 March
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne from 25 – 30 March
Swan Theatre, Wycombe from 2 – 6 April
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton from 9 – 13 April

Driving Miss Daisy won the 2012 Whatsonstage.com award for Best Play Revival voted for by over 10,000 theatregoers. It's directed by David Esbjornson, designed by John Lee Beatty, with costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, music by Mark Bennett and sound design by Christopher Cronin.

Alfred Uhry wrote Driving Miss Daisy in 1987 and the same year it debuted Off-Broadway at the Playwrights Horizons Theater. Two years later the play was made into an Oscar-winning film with Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.


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