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Ballarat National Theatre

production daisy pulls it off

 

Dates

Gala Night Sat 30 September 8 pm
Matinee Sun 1 October 2 pm
Wed 4 October – Friday 6 October 8 pm
Matinee Sat 7 October 2 pm

Synopsis

Back to school! A parody of a 1920s boarding school adventure story, Daisy Meredith faces and overcomes snobbish prejudice and schoolgirl pranks at her boarding school. She and her best friend, Trixie Martin, search for missing treasure which could save the school. Great adventure, family discovered and our heroine saves the day!

Director

shakespear cast mary rose mclaren2Dr Mary-Rose McLaren is a Senior Lecturer in Education with the College of Arts & Education, Victoria University. Mary-Rose has been involved in many productions in Ballarat. Just in the past two years with Ballarat National Theatre Mary-Rose:

  • Wrote and directed Honourable Mentions with Peter Nethercote. Honourable Mentions a special tribute to the Royal South Street Society's 125 year history (2016).
  • Acted in Little Women and The Best Man (2016)
  • Acted in Much Ado About Shakespeare(2017)
  • Will be acting in Falling From Grace (mid-2017)

Mary-Rose is particularly proud of writing and directing “One Boys War” which was performed to sell-out crowds in 2013.



Cast

Alexandra Meerbach

Alexandra Meerbach

Plays Daisy Meredith
Linda Ogier

Linda Ogier

Plays Mother
Zoe James

Zoe James

Plays Monica Smithers
Liz Hardiman

Liz Hardiman

Plays Clare Beaumont
Olivia French

Olivia French

Plays Sybil Burlington
Liana Skewes

Liana Skewes

Plays Trixie Martin
Audrey Price

Audrey Price

Plays Alice Fitzpatrick
Lesley Hale

Lesley Hale

Plays Miss Gibson
Janette Baxter

Janette Baxter

Plays Miss Granville
Mika Wallace

Mika Wallace

Plays Belinda Mathieson
Janelle Johnson

Janelle Johnson

Plays Winnie Irving
Rachael Shelton

Rachael Shelton

Plays Dora Johnston
Graham Maxwell

Graham Maxwell

Plays Mr Scoblowski
Michael Zala

Michael Zala

Plays Mr Thompson

Playright

Denise Deegan is an English novelist and playwright with Daisy Pulls It Off being her most well-known work. Denise Deegan trained and worked as a stage manager prior to her writing career.

Bookings

Bookings: Her Majesty's Theatre Box Office business hours, or Majestix https://hermaj.com/whats-on/ballarat-national-theatre-season

About the Play

As in the series of St Trinians films, the schoolgirls are played by older actresses, and the headmistress frequently is played by a man.
The original production of the play opened at the Nuffield Theatre, England in 1983. It was then staged in the West End, produced by no other than Andrew Lloyd Webber. It ran for 1,180 performances and then toured for a further two years.
The play has won the Olivier Award and the Drama Theatre Award for Best Comedy.

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Crew