Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer join Oliver Cotton at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, in the West End transfer of his play, Daytona.
Gripping, funny, poignant and full of mystery, Daytona is a play with not one but two love stories at its heart. Set in New York in 1986, Joe and Elli share a love of ballroom dancing and are practising their routines for the next big competition. Despite constant bickering, the love they have shared for nearly fifty years is clear. Then one night, out of the blue, Joe's long-lost brother Billy bursts back into their lives with an extraordinary story to tell.
‘Maureen Lipman on top form’ The Times
★★★★ ‘A gripping story, powerfully told’ Daily Telegraph
‘Maureen Lipman gets the opportunity to remind us what a fine and subtle actor she is’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘A marvellous moving play’ Whats On Stage
‘David Grindley’s fine production is performed with subtle grace’ Financial Times
Starring theatre legend Maureen Lipman, whose extensive credits include Oklahoma! at the National Theatre, A Little Night Music for the Menier Chocolate Factory and When We Are Married in the West End. Making his West End stage debut, Harry Shearer is known to millions as the voice of many different characters for The Simpsons, most notably as Mr Burns, Principle Skinner and Ned Flanders. They are joined by the writer of Daytona, Oliver Cotton as Billy, who has an extensive list of credits as an actor on stage, television and film including Passion Play at the Duke of York’s Theatre, A Flea in her Ear at the Old Vic Oliver’s theatre. His writing credits include The Enoch Show for the Royal Court, Scrabble for the National Theatre and Man Falling Down for Shakespeare’s Globe.
David Grindley’s more recent UK directing credits include Journey’s End, West End, on tour and on Broadway, Kafka’s Dick, Pygmalion, The American Plan and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell all for the Theatre Royal Bath, Outings at the Guilded Balloon, A Steady Rain at the Bath Ustinov Studio, Our Boys at the Duchess Theatre, Copenhagen for Sheffield Theatres and Six Degrees of Separation for the Old Vic. Grindley’s productions have also been seen at Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, on Broadway and on tour both nationally and internationally.
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