Set in 1927, the comedy explores class struggles and coming-of-age pangs, as it follows the trials and tribulations of young Daisy Meredith. The girl from a working class family has won a scholarship to Grangewood School for girls but has to battle against her upper-crust peers to stay in the school and on the hockey team.
Daisy Pulls It Off was first seen in the West End in 1982, when it ran at the Gielgud Theatre for three years, ahead of a two-year UK regional tour. A 2002 revival produced by the Really Useful Group reunited the original creative team – led by director David Gilmore – but lasted for only seven weeks at the Lyric Theatre.
Ahead of Daisy Pulls It Off at the Arts Theatre, Gareth Hale stars as Scrooge in Susie McKenna and Steve Edis' adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, from 25 November 2009 (previews from 11 November) to 10 January 2010 (See News, 12 Aug 2009).