DREAMS came true for students Bea Glancy and Gabriella Harris Lowe who performed on stage at The Lowry.

The students, from Prestwich-based Footlights Stage School landed roles in the renowned “Les Misérables” and “Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World”.

Based on the award-winning picture book by suffragette descendant, Kate Pankhurst, the girls showed off their skills after treading the iconic stage in Salford.


Jo Fisher, founder and MD of Footlights Stage School, said: “I couldn’t be happier for these absolute superstars.

"I saw both shows myself and was so proud.”

Several other Footlights students were also able to watch the Les Misérables production.

Charlie Young, the head of Footlights Personal Management, said: “Our students have the maturity, professionalism and drive required to be professional actors. We are excited for what their futures hold.”

The students had to go through a rigorous rehearsal process, working with seasoned professional actors whilst maintaining their schoolwork.

Their acting teacher stated: “Long-standing Footlights student Bea has had an incredible year so far playing Anne Frank in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, which we were lucky enough to watch at The Lowry!

"Her other credits include HBO’s Game of Thrones and CBBC’s Katy.”

The stage school will be opening their doors to prospective students on Saturday, May 14, for young performers to have a taste of the skills they have on offer.