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Daisy brings old school charm

THERE will be laughs galore when comedy romp Daisy Pulls It Off, by Denise Deegan, plays at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford, from Wednesday, 13th, to Saturday, 16th July.

The play has kept audiences rocking with laughter since it was first performed in 1983 — Andrew Lloyd Webber led one of its first productions, which ran for over 1,000 performances in the West End.

A hilarious spoof of the classic English school adventure, the play spins the yarn of Daisy Meredith, the first scholarship student to attend posh Grangewood School.

Some other students make life difficult for Daisy, but she wins through in the end, hockey stick in hand!

Seasoned director Lynda Jepson will be leading the Second Thoughts Drama Group onto the field of play.

Lynda says: “Being a big fan of Enid Blyton in my youth, I was immediately drawn to Daisy. The tale is reminiscent of her many school stories, and Malory Towers is surely the model for Grangewood School for Girls, perched on cliffs overlooking the sapphire sea.

“The action of the play takes place in and around the environs of Grangewood in the 1920s.

"This is the England of golden memory, where the playing fields of England were thought to be the source of British leadership, character, and competitiveness!”

Tickets available from 01789 403416, www.secondthoughts.org.uk, or from the RSC box office.

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