Five-time Olivier Award nominee and West End hit Six The Musical, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, is heading off on a nine-month tour visiting theatres later this year, opening at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on 24 October 2019.
Six will visit more than 33 venues nationwide, including a Christmas season at The Lowry in Salford from 3 December 2019 to 5 January 2020. The cast, yet to be announced, will be backed by the show’s all-female band, The Ladies in Waiting.
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, Six sees the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their own personal tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. The songs from the show have proved to be a chart-storming sensation with weekly streams totalling more than 1.5 million.
The show’s 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hastened its West End transfer which opened in January 2019. The production is currently enjoying an open-ended run at the Arts Theatre, playing to sold out houses. And tonight (14 May 2019) sees the North American premiere of Six at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre where it runs until 30 June 2019. Meanwhile, further international voyages are in discussion for Canada, Japan, Australia and South Korea.
Six writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss said:
“We are SOOOO excited and thrilled and grateful that we get to share the story of these badass Queens – and the UNREAL talents of these women – with so many more people all over the UK! We’ll see you there!”
The show is directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set design by Emma Bailey, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Tim Deiling, sound design by Paul Gatehouse and musical orchestration by Tom Curran.
Also in the creative team are musical supervisor Joe Beighton, associate choreographer Freya Sands, musical director Katy Richardson and associate musical director Arlene McNaught.