Bad Girls

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.
The Number One likes a quiet life and has always felt that the “old boys network” is the best way of sorting things out to his satisfaction. The appointment of Helen Stewart as Wing Governor has been imposed upon him and grudgingly accepted. But it wouldn’t take much briefing against her for him to recommend her swift removal from Larkhall.

VENUE: Bonington Theatre, Arnold
DATE: Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th March


Producer: Kristian Cunningham

Director: Alysha Gomes

Musical Director: Tom Bond

Choreographer: Kristian Cunningham



Jim Fenner: Duncan Leech

Sylvia Hollamby: Carrie-Anne Corner

Helen Stewart: Hannah Eve Brent

Justin Mattison: Mark Jarvis

Nikki Wade: Helen Perry

Shell Dockley: Beth Denham

Denny Blood: Kirsty Rice

Crystal Gordon: Candice Shevaun Curnow

Julie Johnston: Lauren-Rose Stirland

Julie Saunders: Anna Cousins

Yvonne Atkins: Scarlett Symone

Rachel Hicks: Tayla Evans


Number One: Phil Stanley

Noreen Biggs: Sinead Parkin

Kat: Charlotte Bond

Natalie: Laura Powell

Spike: Louise Grantham

Sarah-Lou: Georgie Bond

Jail Guards: Thomas James Martin & Benito Preite



Drums: Tom Bond

Keys: Rob Upton

Bass: Dave Hanson


Lighting Designer: Stephen Greatorex

Sound Engineer: Harry Greatorex