Critics are raving about... SIX at the Arts Theatre

16 Sep
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Critics are raving about...Six at the Arts Theatre

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...

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six ill-treated wives of Henry VIII seize the mic to tell their stories. With songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an evening of 21st-century sass. If you thought SIX was all about one man – you thought wrong!

The cast are: Aimie Atkinson (as Katherine Howard), Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour), Alexia McIntosh (Anna of Cleves), Jarneia Richard-Noel (Catherine of Aragon), Maiya Quansah-Breed (Catherine Parr) and Millie O'Connell (Anne Boleyn) with Grace Mouat (Swing/Dance Captain). Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, this new production is directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille

SIX runs at the Arts Theatre, London from 30 August to 14 October 2018. Tickets are priced £6-£39.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Evening Standard - ★★★★★
Fiona Mountford: "This is quite the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre I have ever had the privilege to watch...Five stars for Six? I think so."
The Reviews Hub - ★★★★★
Tom Finch: "Every now and then a show comes along that is so well put together, so engaging and so hugely enjoyable that five stars doesn’t quite seem enough. If only there was the option to award six stars."
Carn's Theatre Passion - ★★★★★★
Caroline Hanks-Farmer: "Who’d have thought that history would become so seriously entertaining as this..? Sexy, sassy, sensational, seductive, stunning and superb, are just six ways that you can describe this show and its awesome cast."
Broadway World - ★★★★
Gary Naylor: "That's a lot of history to start a review for a peppy, poppy, sexy, sassy show isn't it..? These glittery, glamourpuss gorgeouses reclaim their narratives, define themselves not glimpsed at in the shade of their husband, but as women in their own right."
Londonist - ★★★★
James Fitzgerald: "In that long British tradition of making history fun, Six is unique in successfully turning a dusty Tudor chapter into a piece of sassy, pop showwomanship fit for our times."
Love London Love Culture - ★★★★
Emma Clarendon: "Funny, upbeat and quintessentially British – Six is the perfect mix of history and pop... Fantastic, it left the audience incredibly uplifted, inspired and thoroughly entertained."
The Stage
Francesca Peschier: "If GCSE history classes were half as energised as the musical Six there would have been a 90% pass rate... Six gives each wife a moment in the spotlight."
Upper Circle - ★★★★
Emma Louise Betty: "Think you know the six wives of Henry VIII? Think again. Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss have reimagined and reclaimed them in this short but stunning new musical that puts…
Sweet London Life - ★★★★★ 
Nicky Sweetland: "A blast, this will leave you uplifted and invigorated - an absolute must see this autumn!"
Theatre Weekly - ★★★★
Greg Stewart: "Totally unique and fresh, an incredible blend of modern sounding pop and rock anthems which would be more at home in an arena than a theatre, whipping the audience in to a frenzy like nothing I’ve seen before."
Plays to See - ★★★★★ 
Richard Voyce: "Totes amazeballs and halle-flippin-lujah! It may have taken eight months, but London finally has its first solid gold, bona-fide, new, home-grown musical hit of 2018, and it's more than worth the wait."
Rewrite This Story - ★★★★★★
Olivia Mitchell: "Inventive, coherent, uplifting, these ladies are the hottest girl group in London... Henry VIII may have been the Tudor King, but these Queens are the rulers of London theatre!"
Pocket Size Theatre - ★★★★★
Mark Swale: "One of the hottest shows of 2018, Six has taken history, spun it on its head, challenged it and smashed it into pieces. Hamilton may be in trouble: there are new girls on the block and they've come to steal your fans!"
Musical Theatre Musings - ★★★★★
Sarah McPartlan: "Where else in the West End can you see an all-female cast and band making sure that history is told from the woman’s point of view? Fun, empowering and clever – move over Elizabeth, there are six new Queens on the block."
London Theatre Reviews - ★★★★★★
Kirsty Herrington: "Witty, hilarious, sassy and empowering with a strong, timely female message, step aside Hamilton, Six is here to take its rightful place on the musical throne."
The Review Chap - ★★★★★★
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Playhouse Pickings - ★★★★★
Rhiannon Lawson: "Henry VIII meets hip hop in a royal mashup. Ladies in the house kick some serious Tudor ass. Time to party like its 1499! In the true spirit of revisionism I’ve often wonde
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