International show comes to Bedford

A PRODUCTION of the 1988 Pulitzer prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry Driving Miss Daisy is showing at The Place Theatre this month.

Monday, 27th June 2011, 7:50 am

Blackout Theatre Company, Bedford, in association with the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (MET) and Central Standard Theatre in Kansas City, USA are putting on the production.

The play affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between Daisy Werthan, a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron and her equally indomitable black chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn.

Both employer and employee are outsiders, and at the same time, Hoke cannot fathom Miss Daisy’s cloistered inability to grasp the social changes that are sweeping the south in the 1960s.

As the play progresses over a period of 25 years, Miss Daisy and Hoke realise that they’ve been friends and kindred spirits all along.

The play was adapted into an Academy Award winning film, featuring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture.

Accompanying Driving Miss Daisy is The Event by American playwright John Clancy and featuring Bob Paisley. The Event is hugely acclaimed, beautifully conceived theatre, masterfully delivering a profound, thought-provoking, imaginative experience.

Driving Miss Daisy is showing between Wednesday, July 13 to Friday July, 15 with performances at 7:30

The Event is showing on Saturday (July 16).

Tickets are £10.00 and are available from The Place website at or by calling the box office on 01234 269519