Casting Announced for Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Casting has been announced for Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, which will be visiting Wales Millennium Centre from 17 – 21 January 2024 as part of a UK tour. 

Tickets are on sale now and are available here:  

Remarkable – and often forgotten – women from history are lifted from the pages of Kate Pankhurst’s beloved picture 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, heartwarming musical is full of incredible characters, inspirational moments and a soundtrack that packs a popstar punch. 

Jade will be played by Georgia Grant-Anderson (Secret Life of Boys, CBBC; Beauty and the Beast). Sacagawea / Frida Kahlo / Marie Curie will be played by Elena Breschi (Kindertransport, SIX). Jennifer Caldwell (SIX, Mamma Mia!) will be playing Emmeline Pankhurst / Agent Fifi / Miss Johnson. Chlöe Hart (Wicked, SIX) will be playing Gertrude Ederle / Jane Austen / Mary Anning. Leah Vassell (West Side Story, SIX) will be playing Amelia Earhart / Rosa Parks / Mary Seacole.  

Millie Kiss (White Christmas), Summer Priest (Get Up Stand Up!, Heathers) and Rachel Seirian (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, A Christmas Carol, RSC) round out the cast. 

The creative team behind this uplifting stage show consists of 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), whose songs include Sound of the Underground, Round Round and The Promise; 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!,  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, Billy Elliott, UK tour; One Man, Two Guvnors, Theatre Royal Haymarket).