Thursday, February 29

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World returns to The Lowry for Christmas 2023

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 5th December 2023 to Sunday 7th 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.

Read our review HERE from the show when we saw it at Edinburgh Fringe last year.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

The Lowry, Salford

Tuesday 5th December 2023 – Sunday 7th January 2024

BSL Performance: Wednesday 20th December 7.30pm

Audio Described Wednesday 3rd January 7.30pm, Touch Tour 6.30pm

Recommended for ages 7+

85 minutes