SIX

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SIX

Full-Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  6f

The Electrifying New Musical Phenomenon! From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power.

Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Biography, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Nominee: Five 2019 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical
    Winner! 2019 Whatsonstage Award for Best Off-West End Production
    Winner! 2019 BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best West End Musical
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SIX

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Summary

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over. The Evening Standard hails SIX as “the most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch.”

Storming stages around the world, SIX’s electrifying soundtrack has garnered more than 200 million streams, second only to Hamilton as the highest-streamed cast recording in the world.

History
SIX made its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017, presented by Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society. After a successful UK tour, the show opened on 30 August 2018 for a six-week run at the Arts Theatre in the West End. The current West End production, which opened on 17 January 2019, is now playing at the Lyric Theatre. In May 2019, SIX premiered in North America at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST). The Broadway production of SIX, scheduled to open on 12 March 2020, will resume performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 17 September 2021, with an official opening night of Sunday, 3 October.
Cast Attributes
  • All Female
  • Multicultural casting
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Catherine of Aragon
Anne Boleyn
Jane Seymour
Anna of Cleves
Katherine Howard
Catherine Parr
  • Time Period Present Day, 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes
  • Duration 75 Minutes

Media

“A marvellous show, dripping with invention and intelligence... A beacon of hope for the future of British musicals.” – The Daily Telegraph

“Pure entertainment… Destined to occupy a top spot in the confetti canon.” – The New York Times

“A punchy pop extravaganza… energetic, sassy and slick.” – Mail on Sunday

“A joyous celebration of sisterhood.” – The Guardian, Australia

“Totally British fun-fest.” – The Times

“A powerhouse score that offers everyone on stage a shot at mastering her own story.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“A riotous explosion of wit that speaks strongly and vibrantly to today. All hail!” – Vogue

Videos

  • SIX The Musical - 2019 Olivier Awards

  • "Ex-Wives" Studio Cast Recording: SIX The Musical

  • SIX The Musical - West End Trailer

  • SIX The Musical at West End Live

  • SIX on Broadway - Highlights from the NYC Launch Event

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Photos

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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    Image: 2020 West End Production (Courtesy of Ex-Wives Ltd/Pamela Raith)

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Music

Music Samples

1. “Ex-Wives” – Company
1a. “Ex-Wives (Reprise)” – Company
2. “No Way!” – Catherine of Aragon and Company
2a. “The One You’ve Been Waiting For” – Company minus Anne Boleyn
3. “Don't Lose Ur Head” – Anne Boleyn and Company
4. “Heart of Stone” – Jane Seymour and Company
5. “The Haus of Holbein” – Company
6. “Get Down” – Anna of Cleves and Company
7. “All You Wanna Do” – Katherine Howard and Company
8. “I Don't Need Your Love” – Catherine Parr and Company
9. “Six” – Company
10. “Megamix” – Company

  • Musical StylePop/Rock
  • Vocal DemandsDifficult

Authors

Lucy Moss

Lucy Moss is one half of Marlow and Moss, the writing duo behind the musical SIX (West End, Broadway, Australia & New Zealand Tour). She is also one half of the show’s directors, making her the youngest woman ever to direct a musical on Broadway (lol). Other writer-director c ...

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Toby Marlow

Toby Marlow is the composer and co-writer of SIX, alongside Lucy Moss. Following the show’s debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, it has been performed in London's West End, on a UK Tour, two cruise ships, a North American Tour, Australia and Broadway. Toby is also the co-wr ...

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