The BBTAs have revealed the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards nominee list, voted almost entirely by the public and representing some of the finest work by Black performers and creatives in UK theatre. The 2020 awards ceremony will air on Sky Arts this autumn, as part of the channel’s free to air line-up.
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ hit musical Six looks likely to become the first West End musical to resume performances across the UK in August and September 2020.
You’ll lose your head over Six The Musical, which is bringing a new audience to the Festival Theatre just a week ahead of the show’s Broadway debut.
A new West End booking period for the hit London production of Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ musical Six will run until 31 January 2021, with over 90,000 extra seats going on sale on 17 January 2020 to mark the show’s first West End birthday at the Arts Theatre.
Sophie Isaacs will be crowned the new Katherine Howard in the West End cast of Six The Musical at the Arts Theatre, joining the production on 21 January 2020.
Theatres, arts organisations and industry professionals across the UK have been celebrating the wide range of offstage theatre careers available for young people, as part of #InspiringFutureTheatre.
Vicki Manser told us about Six the Musical, who she’d like to play her in her own pop concert musical and what she’d say to Henry VIII if she got the chance…
This week the 2019 Olivier Awards nominations were announced and Six is up for five. For a show which started as a university project, it’s pretty amazing and inspiring that Six is reaching such levels of stardom, and rightly so.
The success of Six The Musical continues with a West End booking extension to 5 January 2020, the announcement of the show’s first US production in Chicago and the musical’s studio album being named as the Best UK Cast Recording in The Curtain Up Show Album of The Year Awards.
As tickets go on sale today for the 16-week, by-overwhelming-popular-demand West End return season of SIX The Musical, here’s a must-watch (or watch-again) video for you: Terri Paddock chaired a post-show Q&A with the sextet of queens and writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss as they started their current, widely popular sell-out season at the Arts Theatre.
Short and sharply observed, impeccably sung and filled with irrepressible spirit, this is precisely the kind of work that advances the form of musical theatre for contemporary audiences.
As someone who grew up spending her weekends visiting Hampton Court Palace, Six is pretty much my ideal musical.
Beheadings are brutal and barbaric, whether they occurred five months or five centuries ago. And yet, with heads jauntily skewed, grim grins (albeit momentarily) and hand-held mics tightly grasped, the cast of Six The Musical make light of Henry VIII’s murderous misogyny.
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss have created something truly special here in Six – a complete one of a kind, act of genius. Who knew history could be so entertaining? Seeing is believing though, so don’t take my word for it, go and see it for yourself.