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Liverpool Playhouse hosts Fantastically Great Women this Christmas


Liverpool Playhouse is playing host to some great women this Christmas.

The team behind the hit stage musical SIX are set to bring their new show Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World to the Williamson Square theatre, opening on December 8.

Tickets go on sale next month.

The show, which is being billed as a ‘kickass-pirational pop musical’ is based on the book by Kate Pankhurst – descendent of suffragette leader Emmeline – and written by Chris Bush.

Music comes from songwriter Miranda Cooper whose hits include Girls Aloud’s number one The Promise and the Sugababes’ Round Round and Hole in the Head. Her musicals include Son of Rambow and Billionaire Boy.

Join 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 original and incredible wonder women: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Emmeline 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.

The new musical opens at the Mayflower Studios in Southampton in November and comes to Liverpool for a four-week Christmas run.

Mark Da Vanzo, chief executive at Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust, said: “We’re delighted to be working again with the producers of SIX to bring their new show, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, to audiences here in Liverpool this Christmas.

“This pop musical, adapted from the highly successful book, celebrates women throughout the ages including Mary Seacole, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Jane Austen, Frida Kahlo and Coco Chanel.

“It’s been a challenging year for us all but what better way to conclude it than with a brand new fantastic musical.”

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is at the Liverpool Playhouse from December 8 to January 2.