Laughs galore in high school show

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Cas­tle Douglas High School will present ‘Daisy Pulls It Off’, a top hole com­edy by Denise Dee­gan, at the Fullar­ton Theatre next week.

This ri­otous and af­fec­tion­ate pas­tiche of clas­sic girls’ board­ing school sto­ries was a huge West End hit and won the Olivier Award and Drama Theatre Award for Best Com­edy.

Full of hi­lar­i­ous char­ac­ters and splen­did scrapes, ‘Daisy Pulls It Off’ cel­e­brates, with a sly wit and a big heart, an ar­guably sweeter, more in­no­cent era.

It’s 1927 and Daisy Mered­ith is the first schol­ar­ship girl taken from an el­e­men­tary school to be al­lowed ac­cess to the hal­lowed halls of Grange­wood School for Young Ladies.

En­thu­si­as­tic and plucky to the last, Daisy finds her­self strug­gling against un­speak­able snobs Sy­bil and Mon­ica and their ghastly schemes to have her ex­pelled.

Ably as­sisted by her new best friend (mad­cap and self­styled poet Trixie Martin) Daisy finds her­self caught up in a series of ir­re­sistible ad­ven­tures in­clud­ing the search for miss­ing trea­sure.

Can they work out the mys­te­ri­ous clues and save the school from clo­sure? Or will they be beaten by the enig­matic Mr Scoblowski?

The show will be per­formed at 7pm on the evenings of Thurs­day, June 21, Fri­day, June 22 and Satur­day, June 23. Tick­ets cost just £6 for two hours’ worth of “per­fectly scrummy” fun and “sim­ply spiff­ing” en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by the tal­ented young­sters of Cas­tle Douglas High School.

Book on­line by search­ing Fullar­ton Theatre or book your tick­ets by phon­ing the theatre box office on 01556 504506.

Jolly hockey sticks Pupils pre­pare for their show at the town’s Fullar­ton Theatre

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