The Musical!

A pop concert spectacle featuring the six ex-wives of Henry VIII

SIX won 23 awards, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

The global sensation that everyone is losing their head over.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power!

Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.

SIX is a British musical with book, music and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, who met and wrote the show while still University students in the U.K. The musical is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of King Henry VIII, presented as a pop concert, as the Queens take turns singing and telling their story to see who suffered the most due to Henry and should, therefore, become the group’s lead singer.

Henry VIII was King from April 22, 1509 until his death in 1547, but the musical takes its inspiration from the pop music and pop stars of today. See if you and your students can identify which songs are modeled on familiar pop icons.

Uplift and Exhilaration.

The New York Times says SIX is “pure entertainment!” and The Evening Standard hails SIX as “the most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch.”

Teacher Reviews

A Herstory Lesson Through Pop Music

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Appropriate for Ages and Grades
Middle School, High School, University and Adult
Mature Language, Uplifting Spirit and Positive Message
Curricular tie-ins:
World History and Social Emotional
Artistic excellence in the following areas:
Music, Dance, Acting, Writing, Stage Design and Special Effects
Could you see yourself doing this show at your school or local theatre?
Tell us in 50 words or less what your take on the show is from an educators perspective:

Six is great for helping students learn a little more about history and manages to do it in a fun, engaging way. It’s a prime example of what a big part of theatre stage presence is, being a show with no intermission, minimal set, depending on lights

Tell us in 50 words or less what your students’ take on the show was:

Six takes less known history and helps me understand, keeping a balance between fun and serious. The colorful set and catchy music make me excited about acting AND also help me get excited about the tech side of theatre! (Lighting/Scenic Design)

Ari Laurie

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