That Bloody Woman

That Bloody Woman

New Zealand’s favourite daughter, Kate Sheppard is one of the most important figures in the history of suffrage and women’s rights and now she has her own musical!

That Bloody Woman, presented by Showbiz Christchurch, rocks its way into the Christ’s College Auditorium in Christchurch from July 5th - 15th, 2023.

The brainchild of Christchurch locals Luke di Somma and Gregory Cooper, That Bloody Woman came from humble beginnings in a tent in Christchurch and went on to become a nationwide sellout smash. “Like Hamilton for the US, That Bloody Woman is the musical New Zealand, and more importantly Christchurch, didn’t know it needed.”

Headed by a hugely experienced female creative team, including Christchurch’s own Mel Luckman as Director, That Bloody Woman is framed as a rock concert for Kate and her ‘gang’ to tell us her story, the story of how New Zealand became the first country to give women the vote. Kate’s battle for equality is brought to glorious life as That Bloody Woman takes on political adversary and the bearded bastion of nineteenth-century patriarchy, Richard 'King Dick' Seddon. In a kick-ass punk rock opera full of insight, intelligence and infectious tunes, the sparks fly as our most famous suffragist is transformed from a two dimensional head on our $10 note to an in-your-face feminist political firebrand raising hell.

Inspirational, raucous and electric, with an eclectic and catchy score, That Bloody Woman may be a Kiwi story, but it’s also a universal one - a story of how one person can start a movement to change the world.

This is more than history, this is HER story.

“…compassionate, smart, funny and gloriously entertaining.” – The Press

"... A badass feminist rock show not to miss.” – Stuff

That Bloody Woman will be rocking Christ’s College Auditorium from July 5th - July 15th.

Meet The Cast

Kate Sheppard Bryony Jamison
Ada Wells Libby Fraser
Jenny Lovell-Smith Roz Ellis
Richard Seddon Tom Hart
Mary Leavitt Jacqueline Doherty
Walter Sheppard Chris Goodyear
William Lovell-Smith Cameron Melville
Sir John Hall Matt Hudson
John Ballance Ricky Townsend
Ensemble Keaton Eisenmenger
Sarah Kelly
Petrina Chisholm
Sophie Harris
Ella Berry
Helen Fahy
Katie Beer
Ella Wallace

Performance Information

Performances - Running time – 100 mins , no intermission.

  • Wednesday 5th July - 7.30pm (Opening Night)
  • Thursday 6th July - 7.30pm
  • Friday 7th July - 7.30pm
  • Saturday 8th July - 7.30pm
  • Sunday 9th July - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday - 11th July - 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 12 July - 7.30pm
  • Thursday 13th July - 7.30pm
  • Friday 14th July - 7.30pm
  • Saturday 15th July - 7.30pm (Closing Night)

Booking and transaction fees apply. No refunds or exchanges.

Tickets are available at or by visiting the Showbiz box office at 369 St Asaph Street, Christchurch.

Accessibility bookings must be made via the Showbiz Box Office.

Box Office Hours : Monday/Tuesday/ Thursday 10am to 1pm.


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