Returning to the Arts Theatre following a sold-out run, book your SIX musical tickets to avoid disappointment
After a smash-hit run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a sold-out London premiere at the Arts Theatre earlier this year, hilarious new musical SIX returns to the West End as part of a limited national tour. Spinning the well-known history of Henry VIII and his wives on its head, the story follows each wife and their fate; will they be divorced, beheaded or left to live?
Transforming Tudor queens into pop princesses desperate for the mic, SIX sees the notorious Henry VIII’s six wives sing their way out of the history books and into the dazzling spotlight. Featuring a raucous score including “Ex Wives”, “Haus of Holbein” and “Don’t Lose Ur Head”, this play-come-pop-concert remixes hundreds of years of heartbreak into a single hour of sass, perfect for 21st century audiences.
Originally starting life with the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society, the show began at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, earning a nomination for Musical Theatre Review’s inaugural Best Musical Award. Attracting the attention of well-known theatrical producers Kenny Wax and Global Musicals, the show later transferred to the West End for a limited run, before announcing an return to London as part of a UK tour.
Casting includes Jarneia Richard-Noel as Catherine of Aragon, Millie O’Connell as Anne Boleyn, Natalie Paris as Jane Seymour, Alexia McIntosh as Anne of Cleves, Aimie Atkinson as Katherine Howard and Maiya Quansah-Breed as Catherine Parr.
Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, SIX features set design by Emma Bailey and costume design by Gabriella Slade. The musical is created by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, who are also are two-thirds of award-winning theatre company Hot Gay Time Machine. Their show ran to huge success at the Fringe Festival and played a sold-out season at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace.
Returning to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season, SIX is the hilariously irreverent musical that is guaranteed to have audiences rolling in their seats. The production plays from August 30th to September 23rd 2018, with a gala night on September 6th 2018.
SIX is recommended for those aged 12 and up. Children under 10 are not permitted.