Daisy Pulls It Off
by Denise Deegan
26th January - 3rd February 2017
~ Directed by Hannah Leonard ~

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It's 1927 and the mighty and proud institution of the Grangewood School for Girls is rocked to its core by a shocking and horrifying event... the arrival of the first ever scholarship pupil! Our heroine, Daisy Meredith: daredevil, tomboy, possessed of a brilliant mind, fond of practical jokes, but honest, courageous and straight in all things.

Can she and new best friend Trixie outwit the diabolical machinations of the school's arch-snob and general meanie Sybil Burlington? Can she discover the secret of the mysterious Russian music teacher? Can she find the long-lost secret treasure of Grangewood and save the school? And, most crucial of all, can she help the school to victory in the all-important Hockey Cup Final when she's only learned to play by reading a book?

Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes, this riotous and affectionate pastiche of the classic girls' school story celebrates, with a sly wit and a big heart, an arguably sweeter, more innocent era.

Cast
Hope Doyle SmithDaisy Meredith
Julia RyanTrixie Martin
Naomi MeadenSybil Burlington
Hanna Kemsley-GilbertMonica Smithers
Loretta FreemanClare Beaumont
Emma MuirAlice Fitzpatrick
Sarah GennoeBelinda Mathieson
Jo ManserDora Johnston
Mary PowellWinnie Irving
Ros BarnesMiss Gibson
Sarah Doyle SmithMiss Granville
Paul MortonMr Scoblowski
Paul RussellMr Thompson
Mary PowellMother
Crew
Darren BarsbyStage Manager
Andy PatersonLighting
Calypso PowellLighting Assistant
Tony MasonSound
Angela ReissProps
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Pippa Morton Rehearsal Prompt

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Cliff Greely