Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World


26 May 2022

29 May 2022
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World / 7 (or so) brilliant things to do in and around Oxford this weekend

About Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

From the book by Kate Pankhurst adapted by Chris Bush

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment in association with MAST Mayflower Studios

A new kickass-pirational ‘high energy, feel-good pop musical’ (Southern Daily Echo) will burst to life this spring as the Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World take to the stage to tell their stories.

Join our inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her class to take a peek behind the scenes at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum.

Along her journey, 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 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.

Celebrated dramatist Chris Bush (Nine Lessons and Carols, Almeida Theatre) and No. 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue) adapt suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s bestselling picture book with music by Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus, Beth Ditto) and direction by Amy Hodge (Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, National Theatre).

Don’t miss this empowering new stage show which will be celebrated by anyone who is prepared to move and be moved, with characters and songs that pack a popstar punch!

Age guidance: 7+

Duration: 90 minutes with no interval

Warning: The performance contains Haze, Strobes, Flashing Lights and some loud sound effects.


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Ticketing information

Opening Night Offer – best available seats at £15.00

Family Ticket – 4 Tickets for £60.00 for Band B Tickets on Thursday and Friday only. The party must include a minimum of 2 children.

Dates & times

Thursday 26 May at 7.00pm
Friday 27 May at 7.00pm
Saturday 28 May at 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Sunday 29 May at 1.00pm and 5.00pm

What the critics say

★★★★★ “Full of Laughs and Heart. Glorious.” —Grapevine

★★★★★ “Inspired and inspiring” —Musical Theatre Review

★★★★ “Incredibly inspirational, a battle call to women everywhere to stand up and be themselves.” —Liverpool Echo

★★★★ A feel-good show that educates and inspires… buzzing with high energy songs. —The Reviews Hub


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Good to know

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