What a night for musical theatre at the Olivier Awards with Come From Away and Company each winning four prizes and awards going to the Sondheim show’s Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone. Also in the acting honours though were Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’s Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Caroline, Or Change’s Sharon D Clarke. Plus among the performances Six The Musical almost blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall!
After much-anticipation actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 today and it wasn’t long before the celebrations began for two West End musicals in particular. The acclaimed gender-bending revival of Sondheim’s Company and powerful Canadian show Come From Away are recognised in nine categories each. The King and I and the Queens of Six The Musical are close behind with six and five nominations respectively. Who do you think will come out top on the night?
Fans of Six, the concert-style hit musical featuring the six wives of Henry VIII as a girl group, are to get the chance to be Queen for a night at the show’s first Sing Along show in the West End on 6 June 2019. Are you willing to lose your head?
While some commentators might have guessed that Six the Musical would be a big winner at the Offies 2019 Awards presented by Off West End, it was The Rink at Southwark Playhouse that ended the evening with a count of five gongs, including a double whammy win for actresses Gemma Sutton and Caroline O’Connor. How did your favourite do?
It's time for a Burns Night spectacular! Scots In the City returns for one night only at the Arts Theatre for an evening showcasing the rich Celtic musical history of Scotland in this unique celebration of all things Caledonia! StageFave Kieran Brown will be joined buy a host of Scottish guests on 24 January...
After more than 21,000 votes being cast, the winners have been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2018: Six The Musical wins for Best UK Cast Recording Best UK Cast Recording, Mean Girls on Broadway is the Best American Cast Recording and Carrie Hope Fletcher’s solo effort When The Curtain Falls is top in the Best Solo Album category. Was your favourite victorious?
Get ready for the triumphant royal return of Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ hit musical Six at the Arts Theatre in January 2019. Fifty thousand seats are on sale for a 16-week season and many dates are already sold out so you had better get booking. Just don’t lose your head…
Some of the ‘ex-wives’ didn’t last long with their high-maintenance husband, but thanks to Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ musical SIX, their contemporary counterparts are sticking around for longer. After a short tour, the show will be back at the Arts, this time for an open-ended run. Are you ready to rock with the Royals?
Are you a diehard fan of the SIX queens yet? You'll love them even more after watching this fun-filled post-show Q&A that Faves founder Terri Paddock chaired with the cast (still in costume) along with musical director Katy Richardson and co-writers Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow. How do they feel about being labelled the British answer to Hamilton? And who, secretly, is everyone's fave queen?
The first wave of press lost their heads over SIX The Musical during its sell-out Edinburgh Fringe season last month. Now it's the turn of London reviewers. And, my queen, have they been raving! Didn't you know six-star reviews are now a thing? The real question: just how many can one show receive? Check out our - far from comprehensive - round-up to get an idea...
Six questions for six queens. Next in our quickfire series featuring the stars of smash-hit new pop concert musical SIX, about Henry VIII's wives, newcomer Maiya Quansah-Breed, who plays Catherine Parr, is in the spotlight. Is there a cure for too much adrenaline?!
If 2018 is year of the woman (and it is!), then it all seems to be coming together now. This September, there are a host of fantastic musicals with women right in the centre of the action. Even more exciting, they all bring something totally new to the theatre scene, telling stories we rarely get to hear in commercial productions. Here are our Top 5 Feminist Picks opening over the next month...
Last month it was knights and maidens; this month it's queens. As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 11 September 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock returns to the West End's Arts Theatre to quiz the stars and creatives of Edinburgh Fringe sensation SIX THE MUSICAL. Got any questions? (You could even win tickets for the night of the Q&A in our competition!)
In terms of column inches and broadcast time, SIX THE MUSICAL reigned supreme at Edinburgh Fringe, where it finished its sold-out, extra-dates-added run at the Udderbelly today (27 August 2018). The show's hard-working PR Kevin Wilson was keeping track of the show's frenzied festival coverage throughout. As it now transfers to London's Arts Theatre, catch up here... and don't forget to enter our competition to win tickets!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 26 July 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock heads to the West End's Arts Theatre to quiz the knights and maids of new classic rock musical KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE. Got any questions?
With some new faces in the cast, an Edinburgh Fringe run scheduled this August and a full West End run at the Arts Theatre to look forward to, the ladies of SIX are back and sassier than ever! Now, they've released a new video for the final song from the show, "six", so get ready to re-write history and call it HERstory. The wives of Henry VIII are ready to bring the noise...
Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded... #WestEndLIVE! The six wives of Henry VIII made history last weekend with a kick-ass performance at the annual two-day extravaganza in Trafalgar Square. All in preparation for a new tour and returns to first Edinburgh Fringe and then the Arts Theatre, with several new queens...
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII are at the Arts Theatre in August – after a short tour – to take the mic to tell their tale and we know which actresses are giving it plenty of sisterly sass-itude...
West End LIVE 2018 is back – for an incredible 14th year – and we will be making sure you know everything there is to know about the event in Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018. Starting with the packed list of shows queuing up to take part.
KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, an epic medieval tale featuring a timeless playlist of classic rock songs, will run at London's Arts Theatre from 29 June to 26 August 2018. Initial casting, including Oliver Savile and Adam Pearce, has been announced - and they're now on #StageFaves!