Watch “Ex-Wives”, the first high energy song and video from the new British musical SIX, that sees the six wives of Henry VIII singing their way out of the history books and into the West End spotlight.
Due to popular demand with the first two performances now being SOLD OUT, they have announced an extra performance of SIX at 10pm on Monday 15 January. Tickets are now on sale at the Arts Theatre.
Producer Andy Barnes from Global Musicals said: “Kenny Wax and I are very excited to share the first professional recording from the show. ‘Ex-Wives’ is the explosive opening number that introduces us to the six wives for the first time, full of 21st century female attitude and setting the tone for the rest of the show.”
From Tudor queens to pop princesses and with songs also including Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes 500 years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass. If you thought this show was all about one man – you thought wrong!
SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss started life with Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, where it was nominated for the inaugural Musical Theatre Review Best Musical Award. The original production, directed by Jamie Armitage, attracted the attention of several producers and and Kenny Wax and Global Musicals after a short bidding war decided to join forces to present this all-new production for the show’s professional premiere at the Arts Theatre in London on 18 December, 8, 15 and 22 January.
The cast are: Aimie Atkinson (Katherine Howard) was Daniela in In The Heights, Elizabeth the lead in Dirty Dancing and won the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre contest. Izuka Hoyle (Catherine Parr) was Selena in the musical Working at Southwark Playhouse. She was Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2017. Renée Lamb (Catherine of Aragon) was Roz Keith in the musical 9 to 5. Genesis Lynea (Anna of Cleves) is best known as series regular Maddie Harper in The 4 O’Clock Club, the CBBC series about hip hop and homework. Christina Modestou (Anne Boleyn) was Nina in In the Heights, she was also in Shrek and Urinetown and covered and played Killer Queen in We Will Rock You. Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour) was Louise in Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory and appeared in West End musicals Billy Elliott, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Les Miserables, as young Cosette.
Creative team: Director Lotte Wakeham, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Musical Director Joe Beighton, Orchestrations Tom Curran, Sound Designer Andy Graham, Lighting Designer Rebecca Fry, Costume Designer Roberto Surace, Associate Director Jamie Armitage.
REVIEW: Six the musical (Sweet Venues) ★★★★