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How do you do the right thing when there is no “right thing”? Barbara Jane Mackie’s musical shines a light on a dark corner of British life and asks if it really has to be that way. The songs are excellent: catchy, witty and played with real verve!   An amusing comedy with some very strong songs, underpinned by a tough message about how hypocrisy and indifference condemns thousands of girls to appalling working conditions. I wish them well.

Broadway World


RUMPY PUMPY! THE MUSICAL appeared at the Theatre Royal Windsor and the Union Theatre Southwark during November 2016 starring Linda Nolan and Louise Jameson


A Musical by Barbara Jane Mackie



11 November 2016

The Wright Stuff

Louise Jameson appears on the Wright Stuff


5 October 2016

Lorraine, ITV

Interview with Linda Nolan


2 October 2016

Gaby Roslin Show BBC London, interview with Linda Nolan


4 April 2015

Female Arts

Interview with Barbara


2 April 2015

This Week London

Interview with Barbara

When TWO BRAVE LADIES from the HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE, JEAN JOHNSON and SHIRLEY LANDELS, decide to campaign for the total decriminalisation of Prostitution and to improve conditions for WORKING GIRLS everywhere, warm and witty BROTHEL OWNER, HOLLY SPENCER decides to contact them. HOLLY had the‘perfect brothel’ these W.I. LADIES could be looking for.


The female

'Full Monty'


Now a feature film screenplay (script available)

All songs composed by Barbara, arrangements by Oscar-nominated musical arranger John Cameron

Barbara Jane Mackie

Bookwriter/ Composer/ Lyricist

'Barbara has now completed her second musical screenplay, 'Cowboy Girls' - a moving historical Western, again collaborating with Emmy-nominated Musical Arranger John Cameron. She has also written the British comedy drama 'The Last Chance Momma' a female 'Full Monty' set on the Isle of Wight.

'Rumpy Pumpy!' was originally funded by Arts Council England.

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