NEWS: Cast Announced for UK Tour of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

The new UK tour of this of inspiring girl power musical is set to open at The Playhouse, Liverpool on the 25th March.

Casting has been confirmed for the upcoming UK tour of the musical based on the book of the same name by Suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst, which will be touring the UK from later this month.

The new cast members for the Spring 2022 tour are 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). Returning to the show are 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.

The creative team behind the production includes: 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). The production includes direction by Amy Hodge (Mr Gum and The Dancing Bear – The Musical!, the National Theatre), designs by Joanna Scotcher (Emilia, Shakespeare’s Globe/Vaudeville Theatre), choreography by Dannielle Lecointe (Dick Whittington, the National Theatre), lighting design by Zoe Spurr (Emilia, Shakespeare’s Globe/Vaudeville Theatre) and sound design by Carolyn Downing (Summer & Smoke, Almeida/Duke of York’s Theatre).

To find out more about the show and where it will be touring to visit:

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