Daisy Pulls It Off

Date 18th June 2015
Society Hilltop Theatre Company
Venue Pentyrch Village Hall
Type of Production Play
Director Amanda Campbell

Report

Author: Ralph Thomas

Always good pre-show at Hilltop and this occasion was no different. Greeted by Alice Fitzpatrick (Sian Williams), the hall was bristling with anticipation, noise and excitement which brought memories of younger years and the morning school assembly. A well-built, suitable set adorned the stage being serviceable and practical where required, if a little sparse. Daisy was played with vim and vigour by Jo Fowler being well supported by Tracy Richards who proceeded to eat her way through the play. As Trixie Martin, Tracy gave an injection of comedy to a dated and tired script.

I particularly enjoyed the actors attempting to regain their youth vicariously, through their respective roles. The relationship between Alice and Claire Beumont (Linda Coombes) was simply spiffing and “what ho”, to quote Betie Wooster! The cast certainly emerged themselves in the spirit of this play and were obviously enjoying their endeavours.

The special effects worked well and the whole feel of the piece was appropriate. A difficult show to pull off this. It dates back to the 1920s and even though it is wordy and a little longwinded, Hilltops hard work and effort provided an evening’s entertainment which was well worth the visit. Really looking forward to The Addams Family, Thank you for the invite.