"DAISY PULLS IT OFF" TO CLOSE EARLY 8th JUNE 02


"DAISY PULLS IT OFF" TO CLOSE EARLY 8th JUNE 02

Denise Deegan's Daisy Pulls it Off , has posted early closing notices at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue after a run of only 6 weeks. The last performance will be on 8th June 02 (It was originally booking to Nov 02)

The show opened in April this year to reasonable notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "David Gilmore's production boasts some irrepressible comic performances." THE GUARDIAN says, "It is light, bright night out for anyone over 10.." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Golly gosh, what a spiffing wheeze!" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "David Gilmore's production makes the wise decision to play it almost straight."

The show features Hannah Yelland (Daisy), Katherine Heath (Trixie), Katherine Igoe (Clare), Emma Stansfield, Jane Mark, Anna Francolini, Amber Edlin, Gailie Morrison, Charlotte West-Oram, Roger Heathcott, Helen Brampton, Louisa McCarthy, Jenni Maitland, Maxine Gregory.

It is produced by Really Useful Group / Clear Channel Entertainment, directed by David Gilmore, designed by Glenn Willoughby (recreated by Terry Parsons), with lighting by Brian Harris.

"Daisy Pulls it Off" was first presented at the Gielgud Theatre in 1983 where it ran for 3 years and then toured the UK for a further 2 years. Denise Deegan recieved an Olivier Award for the show.

Daisy Pulls it Off is an effectionate, keenly observed paroday of life in an English boarding school for girls in 1927. The plucky heroine Daisy Meredith, an elementary school girl, is forced to face and overcome snobbish prejudice from her jealous schoolgirl rivals. Daisy excels as much on the hockey-pitch as in the classroom. Yet she is still bounding with enough energy to search for the missing treasure that would save the fortunes of her beloved Grangewood School, all with th help of her best chum, the irrespressible madcap Trixie Martin.

 

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