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