Devised by the Company. Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer
The Girlfriends are stamping their go-go boots all over Hull’s music scene.
Hull. 1965. Five young women from Hull decide to start a girl band. Within months they are touring the local pubs and clubs and are soon asked to play for the US Troops in Germany. Leaving behind their jobs as cleaners, dental assistants and waitresses, the teenagers embark on their journey to 'freedom'. However, it’s soon clear the troops are more interested in the length of their skirts rather than their talent. If these girls want success they will have to bite their tongues and learn to live with it- 'it's a man's world'.
It’s Different For Girls is a brand new musical inspired by Hull’s own 1960s girl band, Mandy & The Girlfriends, that documents the journey of five young women as they challenge the music industry and prove that they are not just ‘good for girls’.
It’s Different For Girls performed at East Riding Theatre in September 2017, and is funded by Arts Council England.
UK Tour Dates
Hull City Hall | 11th– 13thOctober
Helmsley Arts Centre | 26thOctober
Otley Courthouse | 2ndNovember
Live Theatre, Newcastle | 13th– 15thNovember
CAST Doncaster | 16th– 17thNovember
Pocklington Arts Centre | 22ndNovember
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough | 27thNovember
Howden Shire Hall | 30thNovember