A Clean Break and Sheffield Theatres production
In a specialised unit inside a prison, a group of women discover the music of punk rock band The Slits and form their own group. An outlet for their frustration, they find remedy in revolution. But in a system that suffocates, can rebellion ever be allowed?
Part-gig, part-play, Typical Girls is funny, fierce and furious.
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is the writer behind The Globe hit Emilia which transferred to the West End in 2019. She has written a number of plays for Hampstead Theatre, The Old Vic, Lyric Hammersmith, Firehouse Productions and Clean Break.
Her new play Mum will premiere at Soho Theatre this autumn. Current screen work includes an original treatment for Gaumont, an untitled book adaptation for Gaumont/Moonage and two episodes of a comedy drama for Merman Films. She is also under commission to adapt both Emilia and The Wasp as feature films.
Some of the themes in Typical Girls might be challenging to engage with, especially if you are personally affected. For this reason, we have created a self-care guide which will help you look after yourself, whilst you’re at the theatre or watching the live stream at home.
This production was originally co-commissioned by Clean Break with the Royal Shakespeare Company who also contributed to its early development.
''gloriously noisy and messy salute to female individuality’’
The Times, Typical Girls review
“a thought-provoking, dynamic theatrical experience, supported by an excellent cast who not only act with conviction but play the punk music like professionals."
British Theatre Guide, Typical Girls review
The Stage, Typical Girls review
"joy and energy that is undeniable’’
The Guardian, Typical Girls review
"Having had some experience of the criminal justice system, I can vouch that it’s both authentic and thought provoking."
Yorkshire Times, Typical Girls review
"It is political, uncomfortable and necessary. But most of all, it is so much fun."
Angelo Irving on Typical Girls