In March, ACT will be performing the hilarious and endearing comedy Daisy Pulls It Off by Denise Deegan. The play is set in 1927 and is a spoof of the boarding school novels of Angela Brazil and Enid Blyton.
Daisy Meredith wins a scholarship to the frightfully posh Grangewood School for Young Ladies and bids a fond farewell to her decent but lowly family. She is welcomed by fair-minded and sporting duo Trixie and Belinda, but despised and plotted against by snobbish Sybil and her smarmy sidekick Monica. Naturally, it’s only a matter of time before Daisy excels at hockey, cracks a secret code, solves the mystery of some hidden treasure, and saves both a fellow-pupil’s life and the school.
Director Maree Thorpe tells us “The plot is stuffed with every device found in the originals, and is delightfully incredible, a perfectly ripping yarn in fact! We have a large and talented cast of “gels” and teachers and look forward to providing audiences with an extremely entertaining evening.”
Daisy Pulls it Off is performed at 7.45pm from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th March at Alsager Civic.
Tickets are £8 (£7 for under 21s). They are available from 12th February by phoning 01260 276165 or from Alsager Library.
You can visit the group’s website to find out more about ACT: www.alsagercommunitytheatre.org.uk