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Bad Girls the Musical at Garrick from 16 Aug 2007
It has been confirmed that Bad Girls The Musical, a stage adaptation of ITV1's drama series, will be at the Garrick Theatre from 16 Aug 2007, booking to 1 March 2008
Tickets are now on sale!
The show had its premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse in June 2006.
It has book by its creators Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, and music & lyrics by Kath Gotts.
Directed by Maggie Norris, the cast includes: David Burt (Jim Fenner ), Sally Dexter (Yvonne Atkins) , Caroline Head (Nikki Wade) , Nicole Faraday (Shell Dockley) , Laura Rogers (Helen Stewart ), Helen Fraser (Sylvia 'Bodybag' Hollamby) , Julie Jupp (Julie Saunders) , Rebecca Wheatley (Julie Johnson ), ?? (Crystal Gordon) , Amanda Posener (Denny Blood ), Chris Grierson (Justin Mickelwhite) , Michael Harbour (The Number One ), Maria Charles (Noreen Biggs) , Lisa Marie Graham (Prisoner 1 ), Zita Frith (Prisoner 2) , Natalie Tapper (Prisoner 3 ), Gillian Hardie (Prisoner 4) , ?? (Prisoner 5 ), Karen Davies (Prisoner 6 ), Sally Whitehead (Prisoner 7) , Phil Barley (Prisoner 8 ), Rick Savery (Prisoner 9) .
It is designed by Colin Richmond , lighting by Tim Mitchell and choreography by Lynne Page .
Bad Girls – The Musical takes as its starting point the original core characters from the first three series of Bad Girls on TV. 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. It also follows the love story that develops between Helen and charismatic inmate Nikki Wade. Other featured characters include Shell Dockley and her runner Denny Blood, old-timer Noreen Biggs, The Two Julies and the ultimate Top Dog, King-of-Gangland’s missus, Yvonne Atkins.
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.