Daisy Pulls It Off at Charing Cross Theatre tickets
Daisy Pulls It Off at Charing Cross Theatre tickets

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Overview

Actor-musicians are becoming more and more common in theatre, thanks to creative production teams and multi-talented performers. Drama schools are starting to offer degree qualifications in actor-musicianship, and what better way to show off students’ talent than a showcase in the West End? Guildford School of Acting presents the first graduating cohort of their Actor-Musician BA in the 1983 comedy play Daisy Pulls It Off.

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 for

Audiences 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

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 19 Jun 2018
Booking from: 30 Jun 2018
Booking until: 30 Jun 2018

Location and map

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street
London, WC2N 6NG

4 Reviews Add review

Being a complete beast, as a theatre director, I am not known for praising other people’s work but last night I was gobsmacked! ... More

jamesfortune 1 review, 0 helpful votes

callumheinrich 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Simply spiffing! It's full on for the entire performance with some pre show antics, to say more would introduce spoilers. Excell... More

jeanettemartin 5' 3", 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of the best shows I have ever seen so much energy, fun and talent.

samanthadavidson 1 review, 0 helpful votes