Recomended age 12+
Six – Henry 8th's six wives are alive and rocking
When Toby Marlow was in his final year at Cambridge University, he had an idea... and it wouldn't go away. His collaborator Lucy Moss had her doubts but got involved anyway, and they both worked hard at it while studying for their finals. The idea? To stage a musical presented as a rock concert, featuring Henry 8th's six wives.
The world premiere of Six took place at the Edinburgh Fringe festival during 2017, and instantly grabbed the attention of a number of producers. It returned to Edinburgh in 2018 before transferring to the Arts theatre in the West End, starring 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, Maiya Quansah-Breed as Catherine Parr, plus Grace Mouat as the Dance Captain.
A successful UK tour followed the stint at the Arts, and now Six is back on the road once more, returning to the Arts theatre in early 2019 for a 16 week initial run. Not bad for a random, crazy idea hatched by a couple of students!
This is being called ‘The most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ by the Evening Standard, and no wonder when everyone and his dog seem to be losing their head over it, pun intended! The musical has been widely, enthusiastically acclaimed right across the nation, and the sound track has already hit the music charts running.
What can you expect? You'll see a bunch of Tudor Queens transformed into Pop Music Princesses as they tell their stories in song. Together they blend five centuries of heartbreak into a bold celebration of girl power in the 21st century. This is history.... remixed.
You'll rock the rafters with a host of splendid show tunes: Ex-Wives, No Way, Don't Lose Your Head, Heart of Stone, Haus of Holbein, Get Down, All You Wanna Do, I Don't Need Your Love and of course the title tune, Six itself. Each queen has her say five hundred years down the line, and every one of them is strong and feisty. The costumes are extraordinary, a triumph of wonderful weirdness complete with Tudor ruffs. The tunes are spectacular. And the ladies themselves will knock your socks off with their sassy comeback to the murderous, bullying, bloated Henry.
If you like your revenge sweet, walk this way...
Who is this show for?
This show is recommended for people aged 12 plus.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (80%)
Reviewed on 14 August 2019 by Zeynep, Ankara, Turkey
Amazing dancing singing and content. So moved by Catherine Parr I had to fight back the tears.
Reviewed on 01 August 2019 by Helen, Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 July 2019 by Jennifer, Looe, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 July 2019 by Lauren, Hull, United Kingdom
Fantastic modern take on the part of history we all know!!!
Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Manon, Cardiff, United Kingdom
This show is just absolutely the most fun. What a fabulously talented set of ladies both in the cast and the band. Incredibly clever writing that evokes Hamilton, delivered with a combination of sass, spunk and emotion that’s just superb. Just absolutely delightful.
Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by Raymond, Summit, United States Of America
Reviewed on 16 June 2019 by Michelle, Gharghur, Malta
Reviewed on 12 June 2019 by Laura, Weybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 May 2019 by Lisa, Santa Monica, United States Of America
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Susan, Barnet, United Kingdom
I've seen this show 4 times,never fails to thoroughly entertain! The girls all have incredible voices and range,and make their own individual characters something special. One word really...'Fantastic'...would I go again...100%.. The theatre is small but sitting anywhere you can see and appreciate the whole show.
Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by Gail, London, United Kingdom
Excellent singers, fabulous choreography, nice costumes to recognize those women. Lots of sense of humor in this piece of History. The pace is very dynamic. It is unbelievable how the time is running out. I love this show.
Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by Alicia, Madrid, Spain
Visiting London, we chose this show looking for something different. It exceeded our expectations. Our family of five found the plot engaging and the music excellent. The varied types of songs combined with outstanding vocal skills made it top notch. Would see it again and highly recommend.
Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by David, Henrietta, United States Of America
Reviewed on 15 April 2019 by Sharifah, London, United Kingdom
Me and my daughter lived this. More a concert than a theatre show but we knew that. Really different and well performed by cast, band and crew Highly recommended. We had restricted view cheap seats but they were actually pretty good
Reviewed on 01 April 2019 by James, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Music, costumes and all girls were absolutely amazing! A must see!
Reviewed on 01 April 2019 by Danielle, London, United Kingdom
The Six are the best pop concer you’ll go to this year, badass, fierce but ultimately empowering this was the version of the tutors we should have been taught at school!
Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Amandeep, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 March 2019 by Rosemary, Ingatestone, United Kingdom
I cannot our into words how incredible this show is. I came of it crying with tears at how good it was and I cannot explain how much empowerment I felt. It is amazing
Reviewed on 03 March 2019 by Shannon, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Was a brilliant show, lots of talent. The songs were great you just wanted to get up and dance and the actors were amazing!
Reviewed on 24 February 2019 by Lisa, Greenford, United Kingdom
A quick burst of fun loving energy. Super informative and you can’t help but want to get up and dance along with them! The energy was incredible. What a fun night out.
Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Emily, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 February 2019 by Josh, Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 September 2018 by Daniel, Ensdorf, Germany
by Isabella James | Saturday, March 9 2019, 11:28
This week marks International Woman’s Day and there was no better way to celebrate it than watching six of history’s most famous wives reclaiming their stories live on stage.
SIX is a new musical written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. It started life at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and, as word spread, it wasn’t long before a London transfer.Review: SIX, Arts Theatre, London
by Phil Willmott | Monday, December 24 2018, 12:10
First, new musical SIX took the Edinburgh Festival and the West End by storm, now we hear tracks from the studio cast recording have hit 40,000 streams a day, reaching over 3.5 million in total.
If you haven’t seen it yet, and I must confess, I haven’t, the producers describe it as “a concert-style show with a phenomenal all-female band”.Musical SIX goes from Strength to Strength