IT'S THE RETURN OF THE SHOW, OF THE HISTOREMIX!!! Live Theater is in it's slow but safe protocols of a big comeback. We are so excited to announced that the Olivier Award nominated GIRL POWER musical SIX is officially returning to London's West End this Fall. Yup, THE QUEENS will resume their royal duties with a unique set of engagements….
The show will be the first West End musical to reopen playing a temporary engagement at the Lyric Theatre (the recent home of THRILLER LIVE and soon to be the home of a new Bob Marley musical Get Up Stand Up) for an 11 week engagement November 14th, 2020 through January 31st, 2021. From there, the DIVORCED, BEHEADED, LIVE Tour will officially return to its usual West End home at the Arts Theatre beginning March 2021.
In addition, the current UK Tour production will also be returning. They will relaunch in Salford playing the Lyric Theatre at the Lowry for a 6 week engagement this Holiday season beginning November 27th, 2020.
However since we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Live Theater will be going through a serious set of safety precautions. THE QUEENS, their LADIES-IN-WAITING, everyone who works in the Theater, and their fellow Theatergoers will be going through constant temperature checks. Every Theater will be stalling more Hand Sanitizers. Most important, everyone will STILL be required to social distant and wear their face masks. For social distancing, seats will be removed to also give patrons more legroom (yup, you know how tight it gets being in a row at a Live Performance). The production itself will also be social distanced updating the blocking and choreography. In addition before and after every performance, all the Theaters will undergo extended constant deep-cleanings.
In case anyone may have forgotten, SIX is an original musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Set as a pop concert, the show centers on the six EX-WIVES of King Henry VIII who come together as a girl group. On stage, they hold a contest to see who had the worst experience with Henry himself. The winner becomes the group's lead singer. Notable songs include EX-WIVES, NO WAY, DON'T LOOSE UR HEAD, GET DOWN, and of course the title song.
It was first concieved as a class assignment by Toby Marlow during his final year of studies at Cambridge University. Despite rocky uncertainties with Lucy Moss, the duo wrote the show while studying for their final exams.
The show originally had its world premiere in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe back in 2017 which it won the attention of numerous industrial producers making it move to London's Arts Theatre. Under the direction of Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage and choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, the original QUEENS consisted of….
Renée Lamb as "Catherine of Aragon",
Christina Modestou as "Anne Boleyn",
Natalie May Paris as "Jane Seymour",
Genesis Lynea as "Anna of Cleves"
Aimie Atkinson as "Katherine Howard",
and Izuka Hoyle as "Catherine Parr".
A cast album of the London production is already out featuring this lineup.
With the success of the West End run, the show embarked on a UK Tour and thanks to an overwhelming response, the show officially returned to it's West End home at London's Arts Theatre where it was playing to still sold-out packed houses every night 8 times a week. This cast was led by….
Jarnéia Richard-Noel as "Catherine of Aragon",
Millie O'Connell (later and currently Courtney Bowman) as "Anne Boleyn",
Natalie May Paris as "Jane Seymour",
Alexia McIntosh as "Anna of Cleves"
Aimie Atkinson (later Vicki Manser and currently Sophie Isaacs) as "Katherine Howard",
and Maiya Quansah-Breed (later and currently Danielle Steers) as "Catherine Parr".
SIX was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards in 2019 including BEST NEW MUSICAL and all Queens nominated as one group for BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL. However, it lost all the categories.
The show also earned a huge following via YouTube. During the musical's curtain call, the QUEENS call the audience out to pull out their phones recording the show's ENCORE curtain call number THE MEGASIX (the medley of each Queen's big song). It caused the show to go even viral around the world.
With the success of the West End production, SIX has already gone on to becoming an International sensation with companies all around the world including….
on 3 Norwegian Cruise Line ships,
in North America (where it launched in Chicago before traveling to Boston, Edmonton, St. Paul, and was currently launching its Broadway company. SIX completed it's previews and was about to officially open March 12th, 2020 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre which turned out to be the day Live Theater was shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is scheduled to return and officially reopen on Broadway later on in 2021),
in Australia (playing Sydney's legendary Opera House and is set to head to Melbourne and Adelaide),
and it's UK Tour.
Are you ready to GET DOWN?!!!!!
Electrifying musical phenomenon SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will become the first West End musical to resume performances in a West End theatre when the show temporarily moves from its home at the Arts Theatre to the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue for a limited 11-week run beginning on Saturday No…
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