THE PUMPHOUSE THEATRE: What's On
Tadpole Productions Presents: Driving Miss Daisy
George Henare and Annie Whittle join forces for “Driving Miss Daisy” at the PumpHouse, May 8th to 19th
Two of New Zealand’s most iconic actors, George Henare and Annie Whittle join forces in the Tadpole Productions presentation of the classic Pulitzer prize winning play “Driving Miss Daisy”, to be performed at the historic PumpHouse Theatre on the shores of Lake Pupuke in May.
Driving Miss Daisy will also feature Phil Peleton as Miss Daisy’s son, and will be directed by well-known theatre and TV personality Louise Wallace.
Henare and Whittle follow legendary pairings who have showcased Alfred Uhry’s timeless play on stage and screen, such as Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, Vanesssa Redgrave and James Earl Jones and, most recently, Angela Lansbury with James Earl Jones.
Tadpole Productions was formed last year to bring quality theatre to the North Shore and 2012 saw two acclaimed plays staged by the group –“ The Lion in Winter” and “Last of the Red Hot Lovers”.
Auckland audiences are in for a treat with “Driving Miss Daisy”, their first show for 2013.
Spanning 25 years, just prior to the civil rights movement, the story of “Driving Miss Daisy” revolves around the warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between a rich, aging, crotchety Southern widow and her proud, soft-spoken chauffeur, hired by her son to avoid further disastrous car accidents.
Bookings are open for strictly limited season – May 8th to 19th. Performance times are Tuesday to Friday at 7-30pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 7-30pm; Sundays at 4pm. Concessions and block bookings available
To book phone 489-8360 or you can book on line at www.pumphouse.co.nz