Mandys been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. Thats why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isnt happy - she thinks Tanyas a bad girl and a bad influence.
Mandys sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it. But can she? First staged at Polka Childrens Theatre, this energetic, fast-moving dramatisation of Jacqueline Wilsons Bad Girls is suitable for young actors as well as young audiences.
The adapter, Vicky Ireland, has provided production notes to indicate how the play can be staged even with minimal resources - plus a lot of ingenuity! Ten-year-old Mandy must endure torment from three nasty bullies in school, but she finds solace in a new friendship with an older girl.