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Bad Girls The Musical

Produced by Big Broad Productions, Shed Productions and West Yorkshire Playhouse


27 May - 1 July 2006
16 August 2007 - 17 November 2007



Bad Girls is an original British musical, based on characters and stories from the award winning and hugely popular television drama. It was developed by the creators of Bad Girls, Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, in collaboration with composer and lyricist Kath Gotts, and director Maggie Norris.

Bad Girls The Musical premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse in June 2006. The girls were then 'sent down' to London for a West End run at the Garrick Theatre from August to November 2007.

Click here to read the story and full synopsis.

The West End production featured several veterans of the TV show as well as familiar musical theatre names. Helen Fraser reprised her infamous role as Sylvia "Bodybag" Hollamby and Nicole Faraday, better known in her role as Snowball Merriman in series 4 and 5 of Bad Girls, was the "evil incarnate" Shell Dockley. Laura Rogers played the troubled Wing Governor Helen Stewart and Maria Charles made a welcome return as old-timer Noreen Biggs. West End leading man David Burt played the malicious Jim Fenner and Sally Dexter won rave reviews as Yvonne Atkins. See the full cast below. 

From July 2015 Bad Girls The Musical will be available to view on demand in the U.S. through Amazon Instant Video and worldwide through Vimeo On Demand

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Find out more about the original TV Series on the ultimate Bad Girls Fansite

Read about the Union Theatre's new professional production of Bad Girls The Musical in London March 2016 


"For an entertaining night of salacious humour, strong songs and good old-fashioned melodrama, it's hard to beat and deserves to thrive" Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph
""A Life of Grime" and "All Banged Up" are terrific numbers, brilliantly executed by Julie Jupp, Rebecca Wheatley and Sally Dexter, and Maggie Norris's vibrant production roars on to a life-enhancing finale." Michael Coveney,
"Kath Gotts' music and lyrics are an inventive delight" Sunday Telegraph
"It's brazen, cheeky, well developed, well acted and well sung. The Bad Girls have done good" ****Metro


Jim Fenner
Sylvia "Bodybag" Hollamby
Yvonne Atkins
Nikki Wade
Helen Stewart
Shell Dockley
Denny Blood
Julie Saunders
Julie Johnston
Crystal Gordon
Rachel Hicks
Noreen Biggs
Justin Mattison
The Number One
Prisoner - ensemble
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Prison Officer - ensemble
Prison Officer - ensemble


Book by Maureen Chadwick & Ann McManus
Music & Lyrics by Kath Gotts

Director - Maggie Norris
Costume & Set Designer - Colin Richmond
Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell
Sound Designer - Paul Groothius
Sound Effects & Video Designer - Mic Pool
Choreographer - Ann Yee
Musical Director - Dane Preece
Orchestral Management - Sylvia Addison
Casting Director - Jill Green
Production Manager - Richard Bullimore
Script Associate - Guy Picot
Production Photographer - Catherine Ashmore