This one has cult hit written all over it! The first four London dates of Edinburgh hit SIX THE MUSICAL, which turns the six wives of Henry VIII into pop princesses, have already nearly sold out. As an extra performance is added – and surely a transfer elsewhere – have a listen to this first professional recording from the show…
“Ex-Wives”, the first high-energy song and video from the new British musical SIX, has been released ahead of the show’s professional premiere and its first performance at the West End’s Arts Theatre on Monday night (18 December 2017).
Due to popular demand, with both of the first two performances having sold out, producers have announced an extra performance of SIX at 10pm on Monday 15 January 2018.
Producer Andy Barnes from Global Musicals said:
“Kenny Wax and I are very excited to share the first professional recording from the show. ‘Ex-Wives’ is the explosive opening number that introduces us to the six wives for the first time, full of 21st century female attitude and setting the tone for the rest of the show.”
From Tudor queens to pop princesses and with songs also including Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes 500 years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st-century sass. If you thought this show was all about one man – you thought wrong!
SIX, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, started life with Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, where it was nominated for the inaugural Musical Theatre Review Best Musical Award. The original production, directed by Jamie Armitage, attracted the attention of several producers and and Kenny Wax and Global Musicals after a short bidding war decided to join forces to present this all-new production for the show’s professional premiere at the Arts Theatre in London, where it has performances on 18 December 2017, 8, 15 and 22 January 2018.
Directed by Lotte Wakeham at the Arts Theatre, SIX stars Aimie Atkinson, Christina Modestou, Genesis Lynea, Izuka Hoyle, Natalie Paris and Renee Lamb.