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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World returns to The Lowry, Salford, this Christmas

Following a hugely successful UK tour, the kickass-pirational musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is heading to The Lowry this Christmas, before heading out on tour into spring 2024.

The hit show will enjoy a festive run in The Lowry’s Quays Theatre from Tuesday 5 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024.

This empowering stage show, based on the popular children’s book by Suffragette relative Kate Pankhurst, and adapted by Chris Bush (Faustus: That Damned Woman, Headlong; Pericles, National Theatre; The Band Plays On, Sheffield Theatres), comes from one of the producers of SIX.

Featuring catchy original songs by hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud; Sugababes; Kylie Minogue) and Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus; Ben Platt), Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World follows young heroine Jade on a school trip where she meets impressive historical women in the Gallery of Greatness.

Celebrated – and often forgotten – female stories are brought to life on stage, including those of Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Mary Seacole, Frida Kahlo, Jane Austen, and Pankhurst’s own relative Emmeline.

This uplifting and feel-good musical is full of remarkable stories, surprising lessons and a toe-tapping soundtrack played by a live band that packs a popstar punch.

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.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World will be celebrated by anyone who is prepared to move and be moved.


Notes to editors:

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

The Lowry, Salford (Quays Theatre)

Tue 5 Dec 2023 – Sun 7 Jan 2024

BSL Performance: Wed 20 Dec 7.30pm, Audio Described Wed 3 Jan 7.30pm, Touch Tour 6.30pm

Recommended for ages 7+

85 minutes


Adapted by: Chris Bush

Lyrics: Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo

Music: Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo

Orchestrations and Music Production: Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo

Director: Amy Hodge

Set and Costume Designer: Joanna Scotcher

Choreographer: Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe

Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr

Sound Designer: Carolyn Downing

Co-Sound Designer: Rob Bettle

Casting: Rosie Pearson of Pearson Casting

Live Arrangements: Jen Green

Producer and General Management: Kenny Wax Family Entertainment

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