News: Take a sneak peek into new musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

October 22, 2021
News: Take a sneak peek into new musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Watch Francis Mayli McCann perform a number

Get an exclusive look at a number from upcoming musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, with a performance by Francis Mayli McCann.

The production opens on 6 November at MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton.

Original queens of musical SIX are set to join the cast, including Christina Modestou (Carousel) and Renée Lamb (Ain’t Misbehavin’), alongside Olivier Award-nominated Frances Mayli McCann (Heathers the Musical), Jade Kennedy (Les Misérables) and Shakira Simpson (Hairspray).

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 and Emmeline Pankhurst to name just a few.

From the producer of SIX, this stage adaptation of suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning picture book is written by celebrated dramatist Chris Bush (Nine Lessons and Carols) and hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Sugababes), with music and orchestrations by Jennifer Decilveo (Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus).

The all-female creative team features director Amy Hodge, designer Joanna Scotcher, choreographer Dannielle Lecointe, lighting designer Zoe Spurr and sound designer Carolyn Downing.

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.

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