Driving Miss Daisy a runaway hit at QPAC

Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones.
Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones. Jeff Busby

IT'S hard to say who is more impressive, James Earl Jones or Angela Lansbury, in Driving Miss Daisy.

Alfred Uhry's classic play officially opened at QPAC in Brisbane last night, the first of a four-city tour of the country.

The two veteran stage actors were flawless, leading the audience through more than 20 years of a touching friendship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur.

Both will have you in stitches thanks to Uhry's insightful screenplay, particularly if you have had to deal with a parent or grandparent struggling with losing their independence.

Boyd Gaines holds his own on the stage with the two legends, playing Daisy's often exasperated son Boolie.

Boyd Gaines.
Boyd Gaines. Jeff Busby

You'll laugh most of the way through and tear up at the end. If you see one play this year, make it this one. Driving Miss Daisy is a must see.

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