Dearest Daisy

A magical meeting of Dance, Poetry and Opera makes a splash!

“It was like when you think you've dreamt something because everything goes back to normal and then you find some evidence that you didn't imagine it.. Can you tell I was invested in this piece?! Loved it, thank you for creating a bit of magic in our community”


Based on a real-life love story, ‘Dearest Daisy’ follows the chance encounter of Charles and Daisy at the Bramley Summer Fete in 1904.

In present time, the events of that day are uncovered by the pairs great-granddaughter as she accidentally discovers relics from Charles and Daisy’s past.

Brought to life by the Spirits of the Bathhouse, the audience are whisked back to 1904 as the stunning love story slowly unveils before them.



During this debut performance performed by an acclaimed cast of seven dancers and a trio of opera singers, the audience is taken on a journey of past and present, delving in and out of modern and historic love stories, all of which have been influenced in some way by the periodic setting of Bramley

Interpreted through a mixture of poetry, contemporary dance and live music, ‘Dearest Daisy’ is a rare opportunity for the community of Bramley and beyond to experience the transformation of this space as it is brought to life through the beauty of this unique and acclaimed show.

‘Dearest Daisy’ is supported by Arts Council England, Leeds Inspired, Leeds College of Music and Bramley Baths.


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Performed by Sam Ford, Anna Holmes, Stephanie Bentley, Kathryn Spence, Ellen Spence, Martha Gosnold, James Rosental and Students from LCoM.

Created by Northern Rascals

Photo Credit: Susan Taylor