From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude. Powered by an all-female band and with songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss is widely tipped to be one of the most exciting new shows of 2018.
Prior to the West End premiere, SIX will run at Norwich Playhouse (11-14 July) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (17-21 July) and following last year’s sell-out run it will return to the Edinburgh Fringe to the main Underbelly purple cow in George Square (1-27 August).
SIX is a co-production between Kenny Wax and Global Musicals. Wendy Barnes of Global Musicals said: “Kenny, Andy and I saw the previous production independently of each other but we were all immediately blown away by the funny, relevant humour and infectious score that these two young talents had created. We are proud to debut their first musical and begin an ambitious and exciting journey for the piece, which is particularly relevant at this time as we strive for female equality and empowerment. These women were so much more than history would have us believe.”
Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage
Set Design: Emma Bailey
Costume Design: Gabriella Slade
Cast, full creative team and further UK tour dates to be announced.
Tickets will be on sale for London and Edinburgh from 10am Thurday 19 April
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
Toby Marlow (writer) and Lucy Moss (writer and co-director)
Toby and Lucy met at university in Cambridge, where they spent three years making
theatre together and neglecting their degrees. In January 2017, they made their first foray into writing as a duo with the musical, SIX. Following the show’s success in Edinburgh, they are incredibly excited for its return in 2018 and West End season at the Arts Theatre. The team also make up two-thirds of the award-winning theatre company Hot Gay Time Machine, whose show, Hot Gay Time Machine, enjoyed considerable success at the fringe last year, and a sold out run at The Other Palace in London.
Kenny Wax Ltd - Producer
Kenny has produced three of Mischief Theatre Company’s hit shows, the Olivier award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong (in its fourth year at the Duchess theatre, and currently the longest running play on Broadway), the Olivier-nominated Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre and Olivier-nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre which has just celebrated its second birthday. Kenny produced the world-premiere production of Top Hat, which was the recipient of three Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical from its seven nominations, and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out and Once On This Island which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical in 1995 from its four nominations. Last year Kenny produced Sally Cookson’s adaptation of Francesco Fellini’s Oscar winning masterpiece La Strada which ran at The Other Palace following a regional tour and Around the World in 80 Days, a co-production with the Stoke New Vic Theatre. He was nominated as ‘Producer of the Year’ at the 2017 Stage Newspaper Awards and in June 2017 Kenny was appointed President of the Society of London Theatre which provides a collective voice for the theatre owners, producers and managers of all the major commercial and grant-aided theatres across London.
Global Musicals Ltd - Producer
Global Musicals Ltd is a brand new theatre company established in 2017 by producers Andy and Wendy Barnes. The company aims to Global Musicals Ltd was established in 2017 by producers Andy and Wendy Barnes. The company aims to focus on innovative new musical theatre and to discover and produce exciting musicals that will appeal to a younger generation of theatre goers. Andy and Wendy are also the producers of non-profit theatre company Perfect Pitch, which has been dedicated to developing new British musicals by emerging writers since 2006 through workshops, readings and showcases. Having worked exclusively with new British musicals over the last 12 years, Andy and Wendy hope their new company will be able to take young shows, from development to full commercial production and longer-term life.
by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
6-7 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JB
Thursday 30 August -
Sunday 23 September
Box office:020 7836 8463
Tuesday - Friday at 8.00pm
Wednesday matinee 2.30pm
Saturday 4.00pm & 8.00pm
Sunday 4.00pm & 7.00pm
(additional Friday 4.00pm
matinee on 31 August)
Gala night Thursday 6 September
Running time: 75 mins
Tickets: from £6.00
PRIOR TO LONDON
11 - 14 July
Cambridge Arts Theatre
17 - 21 July
Underbelly, George Square
1 - 27 August (not 13)
except for Mon 27 at 3.30pm