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World Premiere: Suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’

Original queens of SIX Christina Modestou and Renée Lamb will take to the stage this autumn in the world premiere of the brand new pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. They will be joined by Olivier Award nominated Frances Mayli McCann, Jade Kennedy and Shakira Simpson.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World will be told through the eyes of inquisitive heroine Jade, played by Fayth Ifil, Kayleen Nguema, Éva-Marie Saffrey and Nielle Springer in rotation. As she breaks away from her class to take a peek behind the scenes at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in her local museum, she is surprised to meet the original and incredible wonder women: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Seacole to name just a few.

From the producer of SIX, in a co-production with MAST Mayflower Studios, this stage adaptation of suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning picture book is written by celebrated dramatist Chris Bush and Number 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper, with music and orchestrations by the Grammy, Brit and Mercury prize nominated Jennifer Decilveo. The all-female creative team bringing this empowering new stage show to life is completed by Amy Hodge as director, Joanna Scotcher as designer, Dannielle Lecointe as choreographer, Zoe Spurr as lighting designer and Carolyn Downing as sound designer .

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. Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World will be celebrated by anyone who is prepared to move and be moved. With characters and songs that pack a popstar punch, this new show for ages 6+ is guaranteed to be one to remember!

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6th November – 20th November 2021: MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

23rd November – 5th December 2021: Norwich Playhouse

8th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022: Liverpool Playhouse

5th January – 8th January 2022: Aylesbury Waterside

12th – 16th January 2022: Chichester Festival Theatre

Introducing a book about

Mary Seacole by Ron Ramdin

"Contains important lessons for those of us who care, and demonstrates why she was voted the greatest black Briton."
Church Times

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Introducing the Mary Seacole Book:

A STATUE FOR MARY: The Seacole Legacy
Edited by Lord Clive Soley and Jean Gray

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