By Denise Deegan
Tuesday May 8th-Saturday May 12th 2007 8pm (plus 3pm Sat matinee)
“Daisy Pulls It Off” engagingly captures the uncomplicated innocence of Angela Brazil’s schoolgirl novels. It follows the attempts of super-achiever Daisy Meredith (with her elementary school background) to find acceptance within the snobby confines of Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Our plucky heroine undergoes a number of tribulations including: Overcoming prejudices, possible expulsion, saving the lives of sneaky Monica and toady Sybil (her arch-enemies), searching for missing treasure to save her beloved Grangewood, scoring the winning goal at hockey and finding her long-lost father! Phew!
An affectionate romp, bounding with energy; when girls were “gels” and an afternoon on a muddy hockey pitch was a “Top-hole Treat”!
“Daisy Pulls It Off” was originally presented in the West End at the Globe Theatre (now the Gielgud) in April 1983. The production won the prestigious Olivier Award & also the Drama Theatre Award (now Critics Circle Award) for “Best Comedy”.
“…perfectly ripping, absolutely spiffing, not to mention “scrummy” entertainment…” Sunday Express