The stage is set for an amateur dramatic society to make a come back after the pandemic.

The New Garrett Theatre based in Atherton is putting on ‘Bad Girls the Musical’ at St Mary’s Catholic High School in Astley between August, 17 and 20.

Publicity Officer for The New Garrett Theatre Megan Lyth said: “We were mid-way through rehearsals for a show when the pandemic hit and, just like that, we had to cancel the show and spent the most part of a year stuck without our stage.

“We at The New Garrett Theatre are like a family and we love what we do not only to put on shows and perform, which is our passion, but we also get to spend time with likeminded people who over the years have grown extremely close too.

The Bolton News: The cast in rehearsal The cast in rehearsal

“To keep us all busy and stay connected throughout this time we did little singing challenges for each other via social media and even put together our very first online pantomime on Zoom.”

The show is a musical adaptation of a TV series from the late 90s/early 00s, which is set in the fictional HMP Larkhall.

The musical reimagines the first three seasons of the TV series.

Megan said: “We liked the look of Bad Girls the Musical because it was something more gritty, with multi-faceted characters that we could really sink our teeth into.

“Unlike our other shows, this show comes with a warning due to some content that may upset audience members but that doesn’t stop the show from being fun, fierce and full of laughter.”

The Bolton News: The flyer for the showThe flyer for the show

The group’s pervious productions include 9 to 5 the Musical, Legally Blonde, and many light-hearted pantomimes such as Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan.

Tickets for the four shows cost £10 each and are available on TicketSource.