“This sassy retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Written by Cambridge University students who should have been revising for their exams, it has become a West End sensation. Go! Duh...”
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.
Empowerment is the order of the day and it's served up in heaps
It is no surprise that the show has picked up five Olivier nominations: one feels that more accolades will come to a production which has a long, long future ahead of it
Musical Theatre Review
Kick-ass musical about Henry VIII's wives channels its inner Beyonce
This is a madcap, frenetic, hugely entertaining history remix
Tudor history goes pop in musical reimagining as told by a girl band made up of Henry VIII’s wives
A totes hilarious (but vacuous) pop musical about Henry VIII's wives
It has its own manifest cheeky British personality – and a dynamism that matches the best the West End has to offer
Six unheard stories from six women known only for their man. A fantastic tale of the six Queens history left behind.
Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour and co tell their stories in a lively new musical that makes serious points about how women are erased from history
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