Six

Six

4.8 (94) · Musicals

DIVORCED, BEHEADED and now LIVE AT THE LYRIC!

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14 December 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ small scale hit has been a surprise success featuring Henry VIII’s wives singing their stories and demonstrating that they are queens in more ways, and not just because they married old Henry. It’s a show that takes a pop at history with real vim. It’s witty too. When Jane Seymour asks what hurts more than a broken head, Anne Boleyn shoots back: “a severed head.” It’s sassy, it’s silly but it is also very serious about the points it makes about women, survival and narratives of victimhood. There are still tickets available for a pre-Xmas treat, and the sheer zest of the show and risk in getting it on at all in the current circumstances deserves to be rewarded by your presence.”

Overview

SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre,’ (Evening Standard) is holding court at London’s Lyric Theatre for a strictly limited season. Prepare to Lose Ur Head!

Critically acclaimed with a spectacularly successful studio album adored on playlists across the globe, The New York Times royally decreed that SIX is ‘pure entertainment’! This sell-out intoxicating Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message. Boundary-pushing, genre-redefining’ (The Australian) and is ‘a total blast’ (Chicago Tribune).

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 an 80-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power.

Book now and Get Down to the homegrown histo-remixed pop-concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss at the Queens’ temporary castle, the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue!

**E-Tickets**
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Critic reviews

One of the best musicals to come out of the UK in a very long time

· West End Wilma

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

· Evening Standard

Six unheard stories from six women known only for their man. A fantastic tale of the six Queens history left behind.

· Everything Theatre

Empowerment is the order of the day and it's served up in heaps

· Broadway World

This is a madcap, frenetic, hugely entertaining history remix

· WhatsOnStage

It has its own manifest cheeky British personality – and a dynamism that matches the best the West End has to offer

· The Telegraph

Tudor history goes pop in musical reimagining as told by a girl band made up of Henry VIII’s wives

· The Stage

A totes hilarious (but vacuous) pop musical about Henry VIII's wives

· Time Out

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

· The Guardian

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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 22 May 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

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The capacity of the theatre has been reduced to comply with social distancing guidelines. There will be hand sanitation stations throughout the theatre and audience and staff members will be required to wear face coverings. Temperature testing and track & trace measures will be followed in addition to contactless ticketing and payment methods along with the regular deep cleaning and sanitation of the theatre.
Runtime: 1 hr 15 mins

Venue

Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7ES London, UK · Get Directions
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