Bad Girls: The Musical
Book by Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus
Music and lyrics by Kath Gotts
Originally directed by Maggie Norris
Orchestrations by Martin Koch
Bad Girls is a fresh, funny and original British musical, based on characters from the award winning and hugely popular television drama; Shell Dockley, Denny Blood, Nikki Wade and of course the Two Julies!
Set in the fictional HMP Larkhall, it’s the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby.
A tragic death on the wing - in which Jim Fenner is implicated - leads to an angry protest from the women and forces Helen and Nikki to their opposite sides of the bars. But when it’s clear that Helen stands to lose her job over Jim Fenner’s misdeeds, the race is on for the women to nail Jim once and for all.
A great show for anyone who loved the series and a brilliant gritty British musical for any theatre lovers.