It’s been talked about for ages, but we hear that Bad Girls The Musical, based on the ITV drama series about the lives and loves of staff and inmates in a women’s prison, really is now revving up for its West End premiere. Planned for many years, the adaptation finally premiered last June in a limited six-week season at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds (See News, 4 Apr 2006). It’s written by the creators of the television series, with a book by Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, music and lyrics by Kath Gotts. An idealistic new Wing Governor tries to make changes for the better on G Wing, but a dangerous mix of deception, romance, revenge and corrupt officers stand in her way. In Leeds, Maggie Norris directed a cast including Hannah Waddingham (now Spamalot’s Lady of the Lake), Laura Rogers, Rachel Izen and Hal Fowler.