Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer join Oliver Cotton in the West End transfer of his play, Daytona. Directed by David Grindley, Daytona plays at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited 8 week run.
Gripping, funny, poignant and full of mystery, Daytona is a play with not one but two love stories at its heart. Domiciled in their humble New York apartment 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 apparent. Then one night, out of the blue, Joe’s long lost brother Billy bursts back into their lives with an extraordinary story to tell that will alter the course of their lives forever.
Cotton’s compelling drama of buried secrets and tangled relationships received its world premiere at London’s Park Theatre in 2013 and this production marks the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s first collaboration with an off-West End theatre venue.
Elli – Maureen Lipman
Joe – Harry Shearer
Billy – Oliver Cotton
Written by Oliver Cotton
Directed by David Grindley