Yard Gal

Written by Rebecca Prichard
Directed by Gemma Bodinetz
1 May 1998 – 7 May 1998
Written by Rebecca Prichard
Directed by Gemma Bodinetz

Yard Gal

1 May 1998 – 7 May 1998

Yard Gal follows Marie and Boo, two teenage girlfriends whose spliffing, scheming, thieving and raving with their gang of girls may help them pass difficult days in inner city London, but will it hold them together or break them apart? When Marie is stabbed by Wendy, a girl from a rival gang, she ends up in the hospital where she learns that she’s pregnant. But after her release, Marie’s pregnancy doesn’t stop her from furiously going after Wendy in a nightclub with a broken bottle. Boo, devoted friend, takes the rap for Wendy’s murder. But while Boo serves time in jail for a crime she didn’t commit, Marie gives birth and turns her life around. It is the ultimate test of these girls’ friendship. Uncompromising in its language and treatment of London gang life, YARD GAL is a finely drawn picture of life on the edge.

Yard Gal, Rebecca Prichard's finely drawn picture of life on the edge, was writen for Clean Break Theatre Company in association with the Royal Court Theatre. 

 

Cast and Creatives

Sharon Duncan-Brewster – Cast

Amelia Lowdell – Cast

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Gemma Bodinetz – Director

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Es Devlin – Designer

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Tina MacHugh – Lighting Designer

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Paul Handley – Production Manager

'The girls are strongly drawn to each other, dancing at local joints, drug use and traffic, sundry rivalries, fights, the odd wounding with broken bottles, a two-year jail stint, illegitimate childbirth, and other such mundane matters.'

John Simon - New York Magazine

'Director Gemma Bodinetz proves once again that she has a very sure hand when it comes to invigorating and illuminating dialogue.'

David Benedict - The Independent