It’s Different For Girls

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 was funded by Arts Council England.

CAST Sindy: Annie Kirkman Betsy: Abey Bradbury Mitzi: Sophie Coward Poppet: Alice Rose Palmer Vicki: Rachel Barnes CREATIVES Director: Becky Hope-Palmer Musical Director: Rachel Barnes Musical Supervisor: Paul Frankish Choreographer: Jon Beney Designer: Ed Ullyart Costume Designer: Tiffany Wilkinson-Morris Lighting Designer: Simon Bedwell PRODUCTION TEAM Producer: Ellie Claughton Technical Manager: Simon Bedwell Stage Manager: Nathan Smith