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First look: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World musical on tour

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)

Here’s a first look at the 2022 UK tour of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.

The new musical first premiered last year and is now touring the UK to 30 July 2022.

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Based on the book of the same name by Suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst, the show sees celebrated – and often forgotten – women from history 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.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)

The cast for the 2022 tour include 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 premiere, 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).

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.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Credit: Pamela Raith)

The creative team is made up of dramatist Chris Bush (Pericles, National Theatre; Faustus: That Damned Woman, Headlong), with music by Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud; Kylie Minogue) 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 sound designer Carolyn Downing (Summer & Smoke, Almeida/Duke of York’s Theatre).

For more information, tour dates and tickets visit fantasticallygreatwomenthemusical.com

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