SEASON 4, 2012
14/SEPT – 29/SEPT 2012
Daisy Pulls It Off
See photos of the production here.
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN ™ THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
Written by Denise Deegan
Directed by Laura Bradley
Daisy Meredith is the new girl attending Grangewood School for Girls. She is the first girl to be accepted under a scholarship and there is some contention as to whether girls of ‘her type’ are quite the thing for Grangewood. At least that’s what school snob Sybil Burlington believes and she will do everything in her power to see that Daisy gets kicked out of school. Meanwhile there is hockey to be played, mysteries uncovered, creamy buns for all and what is this ‘hairy star’ that keeps being bandied about? Sure to be jolly good fun for all!
Set in an English Boarding School for Girls in the 1920’s, this light hearted, tongue-in-cheek comedy engagingly captures the innocence of Angela Brazil’s schoolgirl novels.
HONESTA QUAM MAGNA
GRANGEWOOD SCHOOL RULES
Order marks will be given to any girl found breaking these rules.
I. A Grangewood Girl must be neat, tidy and well presented at all times.
II. No Midnight feasts.
III. No inter-dormitory hot water bottle fights.
IV. No dormitory hot water bottle fights
V. The East Gallery is off bounds to everyone except teachers & sixth form students
VI. All students must watch Grangewood hockey games – especially those against Verncombe Ladies College.
VII. No books are to be removed from the library without permission from the teacher on duty.
VIII. Comics are confined to the common room only.
IX. Students are not to venture off school grounds without permission from members of the teaching staff.
X. No fraternising with BOYS.
By order of MISS GIBSON, Headmistress.
Daisy Meredith – Melanie Rowe
Trixie Martin – Kristin Fireheart
Sybil Burlington – Rosie Kawala
Monica Smithers – Grace Kiely
Clare Beaumont – Emma Whately
Alice Fitzpatrick – Felicity Donohue
Miss Gibson (Headmistress) – Fiona Clayton
Belinda Mathieson / Mademoiselle – Theresa Holt
Mr Granville – Marcus Ingleby
Mr Scoblowski – Colin Donald
Dora Johnston / Daisy’s Mother – Aynslie Watson
Winnie Irving – Michelle Collyer
Mr Thompson – Matthew Clayton
Director – Laura Bradley
Assistant Director – Michaela Smith
Stage Manager – Matthew Clayton
Assistant Stage Manager – Laura Bradley
Lighting Design – Peter Lyons
Sound Design – Jeff Saliba
Set Design – Laura Bradley
Sound Operator – Claire Watt
Lighting & Projection Screen Operator – Laura Bradley
Production Coordinators – Aynslie Watson & Chloe Bedlow
Props Coordinator – Leah Dean
Costumes – Kathy Noble
2012 VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE (VDL) AWARDS
Daisy Pulls It Off was Hartwell’s entry into the VDL Awards and was lucky enough to receive the following awards & nominations.
Best Director (Comedy) – Laura Bradley
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy) – Kristin Fireheart [as Trixie]
Adjudicators Award – Fiona Clayton for the foyer welcome [as Miss Gibson, Head Mistress]
Best Production (Comedy)
Best Actress (Comedy) – Melanie Rowe [as Daisy]