Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ (★★★★★ The Evening Standard) is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century sisterly sass-itude. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.
The choreography (Carrie-Anne Ingrouille) is vibrant and energetic, and the writing (Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss) is often accessible for audiences in the digital age – Henry doesn’t want to ‘bang’ Boleyn, but rather ‘hang’ her, and Cleves displeases His Majesty for not looking like her profile picture. I offer two criticisms. First, like Parr, I have reservations about the one-upmanship (or rather, one-upwomanship) that goes on in the show. Second, it’s over all too soon. But, as someone once pointed out to me at a performance of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, putting on a good musical is a brilliant way of telling historical events. Both educational and entertaining, there’s no denying the power and passion in this bold, uplifting and magnificent production. 5-Star Review
Six The Musical Album
- Ex-Wives by The Six 5:50
- No Way (feat. Renée Lamb) by SIX (featuring Renée Lamb) 4:01
- Don’t Lose Ur Head (feat. Christina Modestou) by The Six 4:05
- Heart of Stone (feat. Natalie Paris) by The Six 5:11
- Haus of Holbein by The Six 2:06
- Get Down (feat. Genesis Lynea) by The Six 4:14
- All You Wanna Do (feat. Aimie Atkinson) by SIX (featuring Aimie Atkinson) 6:50
- I Don’t Need Your Love (feat. Izuka Hoyle) by The Six 6:08
- Six by The Six 3:59