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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World is a hit!

30th Jun, 2022
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After a run at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World is now running at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and the show is proving a hit with audience’s and critics alike.

Writing in The Guardian, Arifa Akbar calls it a “high-voltage show with great charisma.” Making specific mention to the music, written by Miranda Cooper; “The songs are full of clever wit (lyrics by Chris Bush and Miranda Cooper) and the pop beat gets all our feet tapping (music by Cooper and Jennifer Declivo).” Akbar is hugely enthusiastic about the show; “Why isn’t this in the West End … it really ought to be.”

The Evening Standard gave the show 4 stars, noting how “the show’s ultimate conclusion – that everyone makes a dent on history, however small it might be – is one that’ll inspire children, instead of daunting them”. They also highlight the show’s music; “what songs they are. They’re the handiwork of Miranda Cooper, who penned pop classics such as Love Machine for Girls Aloud and Round Round for Sugababes, so it’s no surprise that they’re wonderfully earwormy.”

Broadway World also gave the show 4 stars, calling it an “unmistakably feminist and jubilant yassification of historical figures,” while complimenting the show’s “narrative-led bona fide pop bangers”.

Finally, The Reviews Hub gave the show top marks, awarding 5 stars to “this brightly coloured, energetically educational poptastic musical.”

The show continues in London until 17 July before heading out on tour across the UK, including an appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. You can find out more details about the show here.