Teen theatre group makes good job of Bad Girls

Bad Girls
Bad Girls

Chorley Youth Theatre is to bring an acclaimed novel by the Children’s Laureate to the stage for its next production.

Bad Girls is based on the book by popular author Jacqueline Wilson and is the story of an unlikely friendship between two girls at school.

Shy Mandy has been bullied for as long as she can remember, so is delighted when cheeky and daring Tanya picks her as a friend.

Mandy’s mum isn’t happy, but the two girls love spending time with each other and their lives are transformed in ways no-one expects.

The play is acted and staged entirely by the teenage members of Chorley Youth Theatre, with 16-year-old Kira Brookfield making her debut as director.

She promises a show of wit and emotion.

Lucy McManus stars as Mandy, with Olivia Chandler as Tanya and Beth Frost as Mandy’s mother.

The play is produced by Patrick Balcombe, director of last year’s hit production of Charlotte’s Web.

The family-friendly play is at Chorley Little Theatre on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, 18, including a Saturday matinee. Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 children, and £18 for a family ticket. On sale from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or via www.chorleytheatre.com.