After a hugely successful autumn premiere, the inspiring girl power musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World will return in 2022 for an extensive UK tour. This empowering stage adaptation of suffragette descendant, Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning book is put together on stage by an incredible all-female creative team.
Celebrated – and often forgotten – women from history are brought to life, from Rosa Parks to Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart to Marie Curie, Mary Seacole to Frida Kahlo and Jane Austen, and Pankhurst’s own relative Emmeline.
The production centres around inquisitive heroine Jade, who breaks away from her class trip to the local museum to take a peek at the Gallery of Greatness. Audiences can join Jade in meeting these incredible and inspiring women from the past – from explorers and scientists to artists and secret agents, hear the stories of some of history’s independent icons who really did change the world.
The amazing creative team bringing this uplifting stage show to audiences across the UK includes renowned dramatist Chris Bush ( Pericles , National Theatre; Faustus: That Damned Woman , Headlong), with music by Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud; Sugababes) and Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus; Ben Platt) and live arrangements by Jen Green (Beverley Knight; Pixie Lott), director Amy Hodge ( Mr Gum and The Dancing Bear – The Musical! , the National Theatre), designer Joanna Scotcher ( Emilia , Shakespeare’s Globe/Vaudeville Theatre), choreographer Dannielle Lecointe ( Dick Whittington , the National Theatre), lighting designer Zoe Spurr ( Emilia , Shakespeare’s Globe/Vaudeville Theatre) and Carolyn Downing ( Summer & Smoke , Almeida/Duke of York’s Theatre) as sound designer.
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World will be celebrated by anyone who is prepared to move and be moved, as well as those looking for some insight into the wonderful work of iconic women over the years. With characters and songs that pack a popstar punch, this thrilling show is great family fun for ages 7+ and is guaranteed to be one to remember!