Daisy Pulls it Off at Charing Cross Theatre

Tuesday 29 May 2018

London West End - Musicals - Seasons

The first graduating year of Guildford School of Acting's BA Actor-Musician programme are bringing their unique production of Daisy Pulls it Off to the West End in June.
Daisy Pulls it Off at Charing Cross Theatre

Image: GSA in the West End

Fresh from a sell-out run at the Ivy Theatre, the first graduating year of Guildford School of Acting's BA Actor-Musician programme are to bring their unique production of Daisy Pulls it Off, full of quirky characters, splendid scrapes and fabulous friends, to delight West End audiences.

Daisy Pulls it Off, by Denise Deegan, will play a limited West End season at Charing Cross Theatre from 19 to 30 June - you can buy tickets through ActDrop here, or via the ticket button below.

A riotous and affectionate pastiche of a classic girls' school story, Daisy Pulls it Off was a huge West End hit running for 1,180 performances and won the Olivier Award and Drama Theatre Award for Best Comedy when first produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1983.

Daisy Pulls it Off at Charing Cross Theatre

Photo by Mark Dean

Steven M.Levy and Sean Sweeney of Charing Cross Theatre commented ...

"Having presented a number of actor-musician productions at Charing Cross Theatre and being bowled over by the production when seeing it at the GSA before Christmas, we are delighted a 2-week break in the theatre's schedule means we can present this, giving tomorrow's theatremakers the chance of their first London run."

Sean McNamara, Head of Guildford School of Acting, said:

"I am thrilled that GSA are collaborating with Charing Cross Theatre on this magnificent production of Daisy Pulls it Off further reinforcing the relevance and impact that Actor Musicianship professional training has had within GSA and the industry."

Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in the UK with a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and technicians graduating from a wide variety of programmes each year.

Responding to the ever growing need of the theatre industry for actor musicians, a new undergraduate course was started in 2016 and the cast of Daisy Pulls it Off are the first year to graduate.

Daisy Pulls it Off is presented by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.


1927 - Daisy Meredith is the first scholarship girl taken from an elementary school to be granted access to the hallowed halls of the prestigious Grangewood School for Young Ladies.

Enthusiastic and plucky to the last, Daisy finds herself struggling against unspeakable snobs Sybil Burlington and Monica Smithers, who concoct ghastly schemes to get her expelled.

Ably assisted by her new best friend, madcap Trixie Martin, Daisy finds herself caught up in a series of irresistible adventures including the search for missing "Beaumont Treasure".

Can Daisy work out the mysterious clues and save the school from closure?

What secrets does the enigmatic Mr Scoblowski hide?


Marina Papadopoulos - Daisy Meredith

Cornelia Todd - Mother/ Alice Fitzpatrick

Gemma Evans - Monica Smithers

Lara Lewis - Clare Beaumont

Persia Babayan-Taylor - Sybil Burlington

Katy Ellis - Trixie Martin

Madeline Wilshire - Miss Gibson

Sophie Moores - Miss Granville

Harry Edwin - Monsieur Pierre

Hanna Khogali - Belinda Mathieson (Swing, Dance Captain)

Mark Fitzsimmons - Mr Scoblowski

Jacob Leeson - Mr Thompson


Author: Denise Deegan
Composer: Niall Bailey
Director: Nicholas Scrivens, Phyllida Crowley Smith (musical staging)
Designer: Ilona Dearden
Lighting: Alex Marshall
Sound: Matt Pearson
Production: GSA in the West End


Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches
Villiers Street


From: Tuesday 19 June 2018

Closed: Saturday 30 June 2018


Standard: From £25


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Daisy Pulls it Off

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