Set in a girls’ boarding school in 1927 called Grangefield School for Young Ladies, Daisy Meredith is accepted as the first scholarship student. The other girls bully her for her working-class background, but Daisy isn’t deterred from searching for lost treasure with the help of one of her mates, ultimately saving the school from closure. Overcoming attempts to have her kicked out of school, Daisy is armed with determination and grit, and all ends well in this madcap adventure.
Nicholas Scrivens, the course leader of the Actor-Musician BA at Guildford School of Acting, directs the production. He launched the BA Actor-Musician course in 2015 to prepare the next generation of ensemble performers who are skilled in a musical instrument as well as acting and movement. Daisy Pulls It Off is penned by English writer Denise Deegan, whose other plays include Swallows & Amazons, Ideal World and Every Night Something Awful.
Presented in arrangement with the Really Useful Group, Daisy Pulls It Off was originally produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1983 and earned an Olivier Award and Drama Theatre Award for Best Comedy. An affectionate, sweet and hugely adventurous tale, the show has become one of England’s classic comedies and is regularly staged across the country.
Playing at London’s Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season, the production arrives fresh from a sold-out run at Bellairs Theatre. Presenting the graduating students of GSA, Daisy Pulls It Off plays from 19 June to 30 June 2018.
Recommended forAudiences interested in more musically interpreted plays will enjoy this version of the comic original. People interested in supporting the newest generation of performers and theatremakers will also want to pop along to this show to spot the talent of the future.
Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages