A huge hit in London’s west-end in the 1980s, “Daisy pulls it off” is a comic parody of the popular girls' school adventure stories of the 1930s (especially Enid Blyton’s “Mallory Towers” series), while simulataneously poking fun at the ridiculous pomposity of traditional “British” attitudes at that time. Daisy Merdith, a poor elementary school girl, wins a scholarship to the elite “Grangewood School for Girls”. She proves talented, dedicated, popular and adventurous. But the vain and elist Sybil Burlington and her sidekick Monica Smithers dislike her intensely. They fear that having a “common” scholarship girl at the school will ruin the reputation of the school … and they plan to get rid of her.
Meanwhile, the school faces bigger problems. The Beaumont family, who own the building, are facing financial ruin. Their only chance would be to find the legendary lost “Beaumont Treasure”. Daisy and her friend Trixie vow to find the treasure and to save the school – but soon become aware that the mysterious music teacher is also searching for it. What is she planning? And what secret is the reclusive groundsman Mr Thmposon hiding. Whatever is going on, it certainly can’t be good!
Can Daisy find the treasure before anyone else gets to it? Can she escape the evil plots of Sybil and Monica? Can she survive a dangerous cliff-top rescue? And most importantly, can she help Grangewood to win the hockey championship for the first time? To find out, jolly well come along to see it in March 2024!
This production of “Daisy Pulls It Off” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. (www.concordtheatricals.co.uk)
With: Kim Birel, Elise Capy-Pietrzak, Bjørn Clasen, Caeli Colgan, Cheryl Fairon, Catriona Gillham, Josie Hatch Rewa Jain, Kalina Koeva, June Lowery, Alexandra Manafova, Cara O’Sullivan, Cailin Reiff, Hanne Siebens, Lindsay Wegleitner & Jessica Whiteley
Stage Manager: Alexandra Manafova
Musical Director: Catriona Gillham
Set: Karl Pierce
Direction and Design: Tony Kingston
Main organiser(s): Berliner Grundtheater