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Daisy Pulls It Off: 2003

Denise Deegan’s Daisy Pull It Off, which enjoyed a long and successful West End run when it was presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber at The Globe Theatre, is a parody of life in a posh “gels” boarding school.

Daisy Meredith – a jolly good sort – is the first scholarship girl to be accepted by the elite Grangewood School for Young Ladies.

Needless to say, all does not run smoothly for our heroine when she enters the confines of snooty Grangewood and encounters snobbish Sybil Burlington and her toady sidekick, Monica Smithers.

But will poor (but honourable) Daisy, with the support of new-found friend Trixie Martin, win through against accusations of cheating and the threat of expulsion? And will the plucky pair save the fortunes of the doomed Beaumont family and secure the future of Grangewood?
In the best traditions of schoolgirl novels, there are midnight feasts, hidden treasure and, of course, jolly hockey sticks to enjoy along the way – not to mention the odd lost memory, Russian “spy” and clifftop rescue!

What they said about Daisy Pulls It Off:

“…Perfectly ripping, absolutely spiffing, not to mention ‘scrummy’ entertainment…”
Sunday Express

“…most excitingly written…”
Financial Times

“…written in the spirit of affectionate, sharp-eyed, keen-eared pastiche…”
Sunday Telegraph

Daisy & Sybil
Daisy and Sybil
Hockey girls
Cast and Crew:
Daisy Meredith Lucy Nightingale
Mother Pauline Adams
Monica Smithers Sarah Barr
Claire Beaumont Laura Pickwick
Sybil Burlington Rachel Swift
Alice Fitzpatrick Sarah-Louise Bannister
Trixie Martin Gill Shouler
Miss Gibson Rosemary Gentry
Miss Granville Sue Jenkins
Mademoiselle Cathy Swift
Belinda Mathieson Claire Jenkins
Winnie Irving Sam James, Lydia Pickwick
Dora Johnston Helen Swift
Mr Scoblowski Doug Dunkley
Mr Thomson Jimmy Brown
School Pianist Lily Tighe
Girls Ruth Arrenberg, Nicola Atkinson, Hattie Bloxham
Director Glynis Northwood
Assistant Director Jimmy Brown
Stage Manager Holly Tighe
Props Eilean Moulang
Stage Crew Andy Steele, Roy Northwood, James Underwood, Alice Arrenberg
Lighting Glynis Northwood
Publicity Karen Pickwick
Wardrobe Mistress Anne Milne
Prompt Liz Curd
Front of House Manager Dee Holland
Set Construction Jimmy Brown, Roy Northwood, Gary, Andy Steele
Hair & Make-up Wendy Steele
Box Office John Howlett, Central Stores

Director’s Note

This has been a very happy production and I hope that you will enjoy sharing in Daisy’s adventures. We are very fortunate as a society to have so many young, talented and enthusiastic members. Their commitment and enjoyment has made my job very easy - it is not often that lines are learnt so quickly. I have also been very fortunate in the support that the young cast and I have received from our adult members both as performers and behind the scenes.

Glynis Northwood

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