Driving Miss Daisy - special screening with Angela Lansbury Q&A
Preview by Jack Foley
In response to incredible demand for tickets at BFI Southbank, Omniverse Vision, a leading producer and distributor of live event cinema, has announced that a special screening of Driving Miss Daisy: The Play, starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, followed by a live Q&A with Angela Lansbury, will be broadcast via satellite to over 300 cinemas across the UK on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
The special event will feature a production of the stunning comedy-drama play based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play and an Academy Award* winning film, which was filmed at The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in 2013.
The critically acclaimed production stars two of the world’s greatest living actors – five-time Tony Award® and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury, who was recently made a Dame in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List, and two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee, James Earl Jones, as well as four time Tony Award® winner Boyd Gaines.
The subsequent Q&A with Lansbury, which will be hosted at BFI Southbank in London, will offer audiences insight into her role in Driving Miss Daisy as well as her incredible 70+ year career on stage and screen.
Driving Miss Daisy: The Play tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. An iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship, the play has warmed the hearts of millions of theatregoers worldwide.
Tickets can be booked via www.cinestage.co.uk/daisy