A brand new video has been released of the cast in rehearsals for the upcoming UK tour of the new musical.

Ahead of the UK tour of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World beginning at the MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton on the 6th November, a new video has been released of the cast in rehearsals.

This new musical is a stage adaptation of suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning picture book and has been written by celebrated dramatist Chris Bush (Nine Lessons and Carols, Almeida Theatre) and Number One hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Sugababes), with music and orchestrations by the Grammy, Brit and Mercury prize nominated Jennifer Decilveo (Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus).

The cast for this UK tour includes: Christina Modestou (Carousel, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; SIX, Arts Theatre), Renée Lamb (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Southwark Playhouse/Mercury Colchester; SIX, Arts Theatre), Frances Mayli McCann (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, National Theatre/Duke of Yorks Theatre), Jade Kennedy (Les Misérables, Brighton Theatre Group Youth; Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace Theatre) and Shakira Simpson (Hairspray,
London Coliseum; 9 to 5, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts).

Join our inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her class to take a peek behind the scenes at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum. Along her journey she is surprised to meet the incredible wonder women: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst to name just a few.

From explorers to artists, scientists to secret agents, hear the stories of some of history’s strongest mothers, sisters and daughters; all independent icons who really did change the world.

After its run at the MAST Mayflower Studios, the production will then visit: Norwich Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, Aylesbury Waterside and Chichester Festival Theatre.

The creative team behind the production includes: Director Amy Hodge, Set and Costume Designer Joanna Scotcher, Choreographer Dannielle Lecointe, Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr, Sound Designer Carolyn DowningMusical Director Audra Cramer and Orchestrations and Music Production by Jennifer Decilveo.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World will open its UK tour on the 6th November. For more information visit: https://fantasticallygreatwomenthemusical.com/