Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Make the Streets Your Stage: SIX

Six The Musical Travel deep into Tudor England through a selection of carefully curated experiences, before rounding-off the day with a performance of SIX at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End.

SIX tickets

About the Show

Created by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss during their final year at Cambridge University, SIX plucks the wives of Henry VIII from his greedy, swollen shadow and places them centre-stage. Presented through the lens of rock concert, the narrative sees Catherine of Aragon (divorced), Anne Boleyn (beheaded), Jane Seymour (died), Anne of Cleves (divorced), Catherine Howard (beheaded) and Catherin Parr (died) reclaim their personal stories, battling for the attentions of their audience. Their experiences at the hands of patriarchal oppression make for a heady composition – an anthem still relevant to women today. Together they navigate centuries, bringing the past, unflinchingly, into the present.

Since its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017, the production has also enjoyed a Broadway transfer to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York following sold-out runs in both Chicago and Boston. A critically-acclaimed pop sensation, SIX was also nominated for five Olivier Awards this year, including Best New Musical. Now, the play is set to travel the world, opening at the Sydney Opera House in January, with productions planned for China, Japan, South Korea and Canada.

Venue: Arts Theatre

Closest Underground Stations:

Closest Mainline Station:

Leicester Square, Exit 3 (2mins)

Charing Cross Railway Station (8mins)

Covent Garden (5mins)



First Stop: Westminster Abbey

The burial site of Henry VIII as well as other Tudor monarchs.

General Opening Times:
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday Lates: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Sundays: Open for services 

Closest Underground Stations:

Closest Mainline Stations:

Westminster (4mins)

Charing Cross (12mins)

St James’s Park (5mins)

Victoria (14mins)


Second Stop: Tower of London

Famously, the site where Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard were imprisoned and executed. Also see Tower Green, a space of public execution.

General Opening Times:
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Sunday-Monday: 10:00am-4:40pm
Last admission: 4pm

Closest Underground Stations:

Mainline Stations:

Tower Hill (2mins)

Fenchurch Street (4mins)

Aldgate (8mins)

Cannon Street (12mins)

Monument (9mins)

Liverpool Street (14mins)


Final Stop: National Portrait Gallery

Plays host to one of the finest collections of Tudor portraiture in the country. Admission is free.

Open daily: 10:00am-6pm, Friday until 9pm

Closest Underground Stations:

Closest Mainline Station:

Leicester Square (3mins)

Charing Cross Railway Station (5mins)

Charing Cross (4mins)

Piccadilly Circus (4mins)


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