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Leah Vassell on Fantasically Great Women Who Changed The World

When we were offered the opportunity to chat to Leah Vassell about performing in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, it seemed obvious that we really needed a woman to do the interview! So we asked Lucy Boardman, who had reviewed the show in Edinburgh in 2022. It probably helped that she had given it 5 stars at the time, and so was more than willing to take over the mic for this one.

She chats to Leah about what makes this show so incredible, why it’s vital to have female role models, who inspires her and much much more.

Fantasically Great Women Who Changed The World is currently on tour. Further information, including venues and dates, can be found here.

Fantasically Great Women Who Changed The World

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 incredible wonder women: Frida KahloRosa ParksAmelia EarhartMarie CurieEmmeline 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 (Standing at the Sky’s Edge) and Number 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue) adapt suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst’s awarding-winning picture book with music by Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus, Beth Ditto) and is directed by Amy Hodge (Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear National Theatre).

On tour now at the following venues:

CHICHESTER Festival Theatre 14 – 18 Feb 2024 BOOK TICKETS

NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal 21 – 25 Feb 2024 BOOK TICKETS

LEEDS Grand Theatre 28 Feb – 3 Mar 2024 BOOK TICKETS

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal 12 – 16 Mar 2024 BOOK TICKETS

About Lucy Boardman

Lucy is a 22 year old living in London that loves theatre! She studied History at the University of Nottingham and enjoyed researching how historical events such as politics, strikes and union disputes are portrayed through theatre! Her favourite genre is musical theatre, which she performed in, directed and produced whilst at University! Her favourite musicals are currently Six, Les Mis and Matilda! She is so excited to be able to review some great shows, to share her love of theatre, and to enjoy more plays and new theatre!!