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 7 to Saturday 10 March at Alsager Civic.
Tickets are £8 (£7 for under 21s). They are available from 12 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