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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World come to Milton Keynes Theatre this January

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World come to Milton Keynes Theatre this January

The award-winning empowering pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, comes to Milton Keynes from Wed 24 – Sat 27 Jan, as part of its major UK tour.

The award-winning musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is from one of the producers of the worldwide sensation SIX and is based on the popular book by Suffragette relative Kate Pankhurst. This empowering pop musical has delighted and inspired audiences across the UK, snowballing to become a hit favourite with a nationwide following.

The fantastically great cast of this show includes Elena Breschi (Kindertransport, Nottingham Playhouse, SIX, Norwegian Cruise Line; Locked Up Abroad, National Geographic); Jennifer Caldwell (SIX, UK tour; American Idiot, UK tour; Mamma Mia!, West End); Georgia Grant-Anderson (Secret Life of Boys, CBBC; Demon Dentist, UK tour; Beauty and the Beast, Lighthouse Poole); Chlöe Hart (Wicked and Kinky Boots, West End; SIX, UK tour; Girlfriends, ITV); and Leah Vassell (West Side Story, Krizanke Theatre; SIX, West End). Millie Kiss (White Christmas, Liverpool Empire; The Cursed, LD Entertainment; The Date, Candid Broad Productions); Summer Priest (Get Up Stand Up!, West End; Heathers, UK tour) and Rachel Seirian (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, West End and Los Angeles; Strictly: It Takes Two, BBC; A Christmas Carol, RSC) round out the cast.

Remarkable – and often forgotten – women from history are lifted from the pages of Kate Pankhurst’s beloved book and brought gloriously to life on stage, including Rosa Parks, 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, whose actions and lives changed the world as we know it, including explorers, scientists, artists and secret agents. This enthralling, heart-warming musical is full of incredible characters, inspirational moments and a soundtrack that packs a popstar punch.

The creative team behind this uplifting stage show consists of renowned dramatist Chris Bush (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, National Theatre; Faustus: That Damned Woman, Headlong); with music by UK No.1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper, whose songs include Sound of the Underground, Round Round and The Promise, and Jennifer Decilveo, and live arrangements by Jen Green (Beverley Knight; Pixie Lott). The director is Amy Hodge (Mr Gum and The Dancing Bear – The Musical!, National Theatre), designer Joanna Scotcher (Emilia, Shakespeare’s Globe/Vaudeville Theatre), choreographer Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe (Dick Whittington, 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 Elliot, UK tour; One Man, Two Guvnors, Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Past praise for Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World:

· A pop-fuelled, upbeat feminist hit – ★ ★ ★ ★ The Times

· A high voltage show with great charisma… a zippy guide to the great women of history that sets toes tapping and young minds alight – The Guardian

· Incredibly inspirational, a battle call to women everywhere – ★ ★ ★ ★ Liverpool Echo

Book your tickets now at ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes.

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