Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is a new high-powered pop musical from the team that produced hit show SIX.
The new musical celebrates the lives of great women such as artist Frida Kahlo, activists Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst, pilot Amelia Earhart, scientist Marie Curie and others.
Will this one emulate the success of the previous show (which turned the six wives of Henry VIII into a must-see event)? Kenny Wax, who is the producer of both, certainly hopes so.
Currently in rehearsals in Southampton for its world premiere there next month, Fantastically Great Women heads to Liverpool Playhouse from December 8-January 2.
The all-female team working on the show includes songwriter Miranda Cooper – who has topped the charts with Girls Aloud, the Sugababes and many other bands, and playwright Chris Bush. The script is adapted from suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning book of the same name.
Meanwhile at the Playhouse’s sister theatre the Everyman, the famous rock ‘n’ roll panto is getting ready for its comeback, after two years out due to the pandemic.
Regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton are putting their own mischievous spin on Robin Hood, the classic tale of heroism, social justice… and tights (November 27-January 15).
Mark Da Vanzo, chief executive of the theatres’ trust says: “We are looking forward to sharing two equally spectacular shows across both our stages this Christmas.
“Fantastically Great Woman Who Changed the World, at the Playhouse, is a production we are really excited to share with our audiences. And at the Everyman, two years without our famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is two years too long in our book. Welcome back to Christmas at the Everyman and Playhouse, Liverpool.”