Original queens of SIX Christina Modestou (Carousel, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre; The Winter's Tale, National Theatre; SIX, Arts Theatre) and Renée Lamb (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Southwark Playhouse/Mercury Colchester; Little Shop of Horrors, Regents Park Open Air Theatre; SIX, Arts Theatre) will take to the stage this autumn in the world premiere of the brand new kickass-pirational pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.
They will be joined by Olivier Award nominated Frances Mayli McCann (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, National Theatre/Duke of York Theatre; Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Palace Theatre/UK tour; Heathers, Theatre Royal Haymarket), Jade Kennedy (Les Misérables, Brighton Theatre Group Youth; Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace Theatre) and Shakira Simpson (Hairspray, London Coliseum; 9 to 5, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts).
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, 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 (Nine Lessons and Carols, Almeida Theatre) and Number 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Sugababes), with music and orchestrations by the Grammy, Brit and Mercury prize nominated Jennifer Decilveo (Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus).
10.30am - 7.30pm. From £16.50
Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St George’s St NR3 1AB
Tue 23 Nov 21