|Event:||Daytona tickets, Theatre Royal Haymarket + free meal at Planet Hollywood only £25|
|Location:||Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT|
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Daytona tickets, Theatre Royal Haymarket + free meal at Planet Hollywood only £25
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.
Making her Theatre Royal Haymarket debut Maureen Lipman reprises her role of Elli. Her extensive theatre credits include When We Are Married at the Garrick Theatre, A Little Night Music for the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End, Aladdin at the Old Vic, Old Money and Peggy For You for Hampstead Theatre and Re-Joyce in the West End on national tour and in the US. Her extensive work for the National Theatre includes Oklahoma!, Macbeth, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Jumpers, The Front Page and School for Scandal. On television, her work includes Ladies of Letters, Skins, He Kills Coppers, Sensitive Skin, About Face, All at No. 20, Agony, Cold Enough for Snow and Eskimo Day. Her film credits include Bridge of Lies, Flight of Fancy, The Pianist, Carry on Columbus, Educating Rita and Gumshoe.
Making his West End stage debut and reprising the role of Joe, Harry Shearer has provided character voices for The Simpsons since it began in 1987, most notably as Mr Burns, Principle Skinner and Ned Flanders. He co-created, co-wrote and co-starred as bassist Derek Smalls in the 1984 mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. This was a collaboration with Christopher Guest and friends whom Shearer has also worked with on many other projects including A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration. Previously, as a theatre performer, his credits include Loose Lips, Tinkle Time and Accomplice, all in the US. On television his work includes the series Nixon's the One which was broadcast on Sky Arts earlier this year and cast member and writer of Saturday Night Live. His other film work includes The Fisher King, Godzilla and The Truman Show. In 2010 Shearer wrote, directed and produced The Big Uneasy, a multi-award winning documentary feature investigating the actual causes of the 2005 flooding of New Orleans. Shearer began his career as a child actor, appearing in The Jack Benny Program, as well as the films Abbott and Costello Go to Mars and The Robe. His radio show Le Show has been broadcast throughout the US on National Public Radio every week for the past thirty years.
Oliver Cotton's writing credits include Wet Weather Cover at the King's Head and Arts Theatres, The Incredible Journey of Sir Francis Young husband and The Enoch Show for the Royal Court, Scrabble for the National Theatre and Man Falling Down for Shakespeare's Globe. For television, A Touch of Frost and Diamond Geezer and on film Singing for Stalin, Peeping Through, Deadline, Sofa and The English Game. Cotton also 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, The Syndicate and The Grapes of Wrath for Chichester Festival Theatre and Henry IV parts 1 and 2 for Shakespeare's Globe.
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