SEASON 4, 2012
14/SEPT – 29/SEPT 2012

Daisy Pulls It Offdpio

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

Synopsis

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.

 

 

Cast

Daisy Meredith – Melanie Rowe

Trixie Martin – Kristin Fireheartschool-emblem

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

 

Crew

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.

Awardsdaisy-vdl

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]

Nominations

Best Production (Comedy)

Best Actress (Comedy) – Melanie Rowe [as Daisy]