UK tour dates have announced for the winning production of the UK Theatre Award.
It has been announced that the musical based on the popular book by Suffragette relative Kate Pankhurst, will open its new UK tour at the Wimbledon New Theatre in November before returning to The Lowry for a Christmas season with further touring in 2024.
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World first had its world premiere at the MAST Mayflower Studios in November 2021 followed by a successful UK tour with summer seasons at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022.
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.
Following its run in Wimbledon, the musical will then travel to: The Lowry in Salford, Greater Manchester; Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff; Milton Keynes Theatre; Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; and Newcastle Theatre Royal.
While casting has yet to be announced, the creative team behind the production includes: renowned dramatist Chris Bush (multiple Olivier Award-winning Standing at the Sky’s Edge, National Theatre; Faustus: That Damned Woman, Headlong); with music by UK No.1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud; Sugababes; Kylie Minogue) and Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus; Ben Platt) and live arrangements by Jen Green (Beverley Knight; Pixie Lott). The director is Amy Hodge (Mr Gum and The Dancing Bear – The Musical!, the National Theatre), designer Joanna Scotcher (Emilia, Shakespeare’s Globe/Vaudeville Theatre), choreographer Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe (Dick Whittington, the National Theatre), lighting designer Zoe Spurr (Emilia, Shakespeare’s Globe/Vaudeville Theatre), sound designer Carolyn Downing (Summer & Smoke, Almeida/Duke of York’s Theatre) and co- sound designer Rob Bettle (Frozen: The Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Billy Elliott, UK tour; One Man, Two Guvnors, Theatre Royal Haymarket).
To find out more about the UK tour visit: https://fantasticallygreatwomenthemusical.com/