Interview: Kirstie Skivington, Emmeline Pankhurst in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

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Fresh from her run in And Juliet, Kirstie Skivington is starring as Emmeline Pankhurst in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World.

Following its UK tour, the production is currently concluding a run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East before visiting Canterbury and then playing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

The musical is based on the award-winning picture book by suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst and features stories of some of history’s strongest mothers, sisters and daughters who changed the world. 


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Kirstie’s West End credits include swing in Ghost The Musical (Piccadilly),  Viva Forever (Piccadilly), I Can’t Sing (London Palladium) and 1st cover Jules in Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix). She played Vicky in the world premiere of Everybody’s Talking about Jamie in Sheffield before becoming the show’s resident director and choreographer whilst understudying Miss Hedge and Ray when it transferred to the West End.

Some of Kirstie’s other credits include Side Show (Southwark Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Mother Goose (Hackney Empire) and Sylvia (Workshop, Old Vic).

Most recently, Kirstie was part of the original cast of And Juliet, understudying and regularly playing Anne Hathaway to huge acclaim at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

In this episode, Kirstie discusses her long association with new British musicals, saying no to Max Martin and all things Fantastically Great Women.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World runs at the Theatre Royal Stratford East until Sunday 17th July before playing The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (26th – 30th July) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (4th – 29th August). 

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. 

Thanks for listening! 


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