|Born||1952 (age 64–65)
|Alma mater||East 15 Acting School|
|Notable works||Daisy Pulls It Off|
Deegan was born in London, England, where she trained in stage management at East 15 Acting School. Prior to writing Daisy Pulls It Off (1983), she worked as a freelance stage manager. Daisy Pulls It Off is the play that kick-started her career. Deegan is the resident writer for the prison, HMP Featherstone, where she teaches writing to inmates.
Deegan is best known for Daisy Pulls It Off (1983), a comedy that which spoofs "schoolgirl novels" of the type written by Angela Brazil. The play was called a "pitch-perfect spoof" by The Guardian and it ran for three years in the West End theatre. Her play, The Hiring Fair, is based on a true story of events that took place at the Portfield Fair.
- The Project (1971).
- The One and Only Wonderous Legends Show (for EMMA Theatre Company).
- Daisy Pulls It Off (1983).
- A Late Late Christmas Carol.
- The Midsummer Gathering
- No Birds Sing
- The Harvester's Feast
- The Hiring Fair
- Turn the Old Year Go
- Tom Jones (adaptation)
- Swallows & Amazons (co-adaptation)
- Transports of Delight
- Every Night Something Awful
- Ideal Words
- "Denise Deegan". Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- "The Upper Crust Returns to the Stage". Burlington Hawk Eye. 5 June 1983. Retrieved 11 May 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
- Coveney, Michael (30 April 2002). "Last Night's First Night". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 11 May 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (. ))
- "Life as a Writer Behind Bars". BBC News. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- Wolf, Matt (10 May 2012). "Review: 'Daisy Pulls It Off'". Variety. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- Gardner, Lyn (24 January 2010). "Daisy Pulls It Off". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- Stephens, Chris S. (2007). Welsh Traditions and Traits. Gomer Press. p. 15. ISBN 9781843237679.
- Lamont, Rosette C. "Carry On, Understudies: Theatre and Sexual Politics by Michelene Wandor (review)". Modern Drama. 31 (1): 135–137. doi:10.1353/mdr.1988.0047. ISSN 1712-5286 – via Project MUSE. (Subscription required (. ))
- Robert Gore-Langton (25 April 2002). "Hurrah! Daisy Blooms Again". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
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