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?
SIX, the most acclaimed new British musical in years, enjoyed a sold-out, extended run at the Arts Theatre which ends on 14 October 2018. After a short UK tour, the musical will open at the Arts Theatre in the New Year for an open-ended run. More than 50,000 seats will go on general sale on Friday for an initial 16-week season from 16 January to 5 May 2019.
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.
After selling out its Edinburgh Fringe run of more than 10,000 seats, SIX, by, opened to universal acclaim in London and has been nominated for six Off West End Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Musical Production and Best Ensemble.
Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, the SIX creative team also includes choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set designer Emma Bailey, costume designer Gabriella Slade, lighting designer Tim Deiling, sound designer Paul Gatehouse, musical supervisor Joe Beighton and orchestrator Tom Curran.
SIX is a co-production between Kenny Wax, Global Musicals and George Stiles.