Maureen Lipman to star in Daytona at Sheffield theatre

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Theatre and television actress, Maureen Lipman will join an all star cast in a production of Daytona at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre next month.

Daytona, starring Maureen Lipman, Harry Shearer and John Bowe, comes to the Lyceum Theatre for one week only from Tuesday October 1, following its critically acclaimed sell-out run at London’s Park Theatre.

The play tells the story of Joe and Elli, a couple in their 70s who are rehearsing for a ballroom dancing competition when the unexpected arrival of Joe’s younger brother Billy, after an absence of more than 30 years, threatens to throw their whole lives off balance.

When the couple discovers the story behind his sudden return into their lives, they must confront a profound moral dilemma.

Starring Maureen Lipman (Ladies of Letters, Educating Rita, When We Were Married), Harry Shearer (This Is Spinal Tap, The Simpsons, Godzilla, The Truman Show) and John Bowe (The Hour, Cranford, Prime Suspect), Daytona is directed by David Grindley, who directed Sheffield Theatres’ production of Copenhagen, part of The Michael Frayn Season, last year.

Gripping, full of mystery and with two love stories at its heart, Daytona is a poignant production that will have audiences on the edge of their seats.

Daytona is on stage at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday, October 1 until Saturday October 5.

Tickets start at £17.00 and to book call the box office on 0114 249 6000 or visit