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:


Daisy Meredith

Mollie Brown

Trixie Martin

Marie Black

Belinda Mathieson

Abi Cox

Sybil Burlington

Robyn Mather

Clare Beaumont

Naomi Sharman

Alice Fitzpatrick

Sinead Wheeler

Miss Gibson

Jennifer Swansborough

Miss Granville

Deborah Key


Gill Plant


Hilary Yates

Mr Scoblowski

Steve White

Mr Thompson

Brian Ormrod