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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Bad Girls The Musical - A Retrospective Review

                                      Bad Girls The Musical - Union Theatre cast Photo credit: Andy Coxon   

In recent years The Union Theatre has built a reputation for high quality revivals of rarely performed musicals, re-inventing shows that have often unfairly been labelled 'flops' in their original productions. This is true of their most recent revival, 'Bad Girls The Musical', which despite largely positive reviews ran for only three months at the West End's Garrick Theatre in 2007 after sadly failing to find an audience.  Based upon the popular ITV prison drama series of the same name, Bad Girls seemed an unlikely subject for a musical then and after almost ten years of silence it seemed an even unlikelier prospect for a revival.  It was with a mixture of surprise, excitement and trepidation that I made my way to the Union Theatre to see whether the ladies of Larkhall prison should indeed be let loose on theatreland again.