1919, London: the dawn of the 'modern girl'. In a generation where only 1 in 10 women will get married, what do the other nine do? Glamorous MOLLY, bookish GERTIE and sweetly naive CECILY are thrown into the world of flappers, dances, equal voting rights, love and loss. What happens when everything you have aspired to is taken away by war? Can their friendship survive as they fight to achieve their dreams? Written for an all-female cast, The Bachelor Girls uses 1920s style music and dance to tell a story of friendship and solidarity in extraordinary circumstances.
THE BACHELOR GIRLS is designed for a mid-size ensemble cast (approx 12) and band (5-6). While events are loosely based on histories from the period, ‘The Bachelor Girls’ is an original story.
‘This fast-paced musical kept audiences laughing and enchanted. With a darling book and cohesive score written by Caroline Wigmore and Jen Green, The Bachelor Girls is perfect for the whole family. The musical ultimately leaves the audience with an uplifting message-declaring that women are "stronger together than alone.’ ~ Broadway World (NYC) ‘Jen Green and Caroline Wigmore’s The Bachelor Girls is a coming-of-age tale that expresses the history and timelessness of feminism. The musical’s message is clear: 1919 and 2019 aren’t so different, it asserts, though it doesn’t need to allude to any modern politician or conflict to do so. The authors present characters grappling with a changing political landscape and the clash between tradition and individuality...The Bachelor Girls is, above all, is fun.’ ~ Plays To See (NYC)
The Bachelor Girls is a YMT UK actor feedback
'I've learnt so much about this lost generation. They aren't lost anymore.' (15 year old performer)
'[I enjoyed] how the whole ensemble was included in the majority of the show.' (17 year old performer)
'I didn't realise how important women have been.' (21 year old performer)
'..not your usual musical theatre piece.' (22 year old performer)
'...the feminist aspect of the show was so different and exciting.' (21 year old performer)
photos by Gemma Ward. Original cast, Youth Music Theatre UK 2015