Hyde Park-on-hudson

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A play by Richard Nelson, blending history and conjecture.

No reigning British monarch had ever been to the United States before George VI's visit in 1939, just on the cusp of a new world war.

History was in the making when the King and Queen arrived at President Roosevelt's upstate New York home, with a promise of politics, a picnic and hot dogs.

But the private life of the President provided a whole new dimension to an epochal moment, at least in the memory of his lover.

Older Daisy, a woman in her 90s....Barbara Jefford

Daisy, her younger self....Emma Fielding

Franklin Delano Roosevelt....Tim Pigott-smith

Missy, his secretary....Nancy Crane

Eleanor, his wife....Julia Swift

Mother, his mother....Sylvia Syms

Tommy Qualters, his bodyguard....John Chancer

Bertie....Corin Redgrave

Elizabeth....Kika Markham

Cameron....Jamie Newall

Directed by Ned Chaillet.

A play by Richard Nelson, focusing on George VI's visit to the United States in 1939.