Casting has been announced for the 2022 UK tour of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.
The new musical is a stage adaptation of suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning picture book of the same name.
The show is written by celebrated dramatist Chris Bush (Nine Lessons and Carols, Almeida Theatre), Number 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Sugar Babes) and Jennifer Decilveo.
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World new tour cast
The tour cast will feature Kirstie Skivington (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre and The Crucible Sheffield; Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre), Kudzai Mangombe (Malindadzimu, Hampstead Theatre), Elise Zavou (Red Riding Hood, Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Clarice Julianda (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, UK tour).
They join returning cast from the 2021 tour, Renée Lamb (SIX, West End; Be More Chill, The Other Palace and Shaftesbury Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Christina Modestou (SIX, West End; We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre; In The Heights, Southwark Playhouse) and Jade Kennedy (The Snow Queen, Brighton Open Air Theatre; Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace Theatre).
Celebrated – and often forgotten – women from history are brought to life on stage, including Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Mary Seacole, Frida Kahlo, Jane Austen, and Pankhurst’s own relative Emmeline.
When inquisitive heroine Jade breaks away from her school trip to the local museum to peek at the Gallery of Greatness, she meets iconic women from the past, such as explorers, scientists, artists and secret agents. This thrilling musical is full of incredible characters, inspirational moments and a soundtrack that packs a popstar punch.
The creative team bringing this uplifting stage show to audiences across the UK consists of renowned dramatist Chris Bush, with music by Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo and live arrangements by Jen Green, director Amy Hodge, designer Joanna Scotcher, choreographer Dannielle Lecointe, lighting designer Zoe Spurr and sound designer Carolyn Downing.