This play has its humble beginnings in a classroom at Cambridge University. A group of students conceptualized a modern retelling of the afterlife of the six wives of Henry VIII, for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It has since come to West End, and has been nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, and has won 3 Joseph Jefferson Equity Awards!
This quirky concept of bringing these ill-fated wives to life as pop singers is carried out masterfully by writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss with Jamie Armitage as co-director with Moss. Gabrielle Slade’s glittery costumes and Tim Deiling's arena-style lighting beautifully present a modernized twist on the 16th-century aesthetic.
Henry VIII, despite his impressive list of achievements, is infamously known to be the wife killer. He married and beheaded 6 of his wives. This play is an attempt at understanding what the 6 went through but in the form of a musical showdown.
The show starts with a musical battle between the 6 to determine who has had the worst experience at the hands of their husband. Through these battles, the show explores the themes of beauty and external validation in their times. Most importantly it explores the lack of agency women had in their lives. Ultimately the 6 realize how society functions and its impact on their lives. This show is the perfect example of lacing a poignant issue with comedy to make it more palpable.
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Booking Period: From 29 Sept 2021 - 28 Apr 2024
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The Vaudeville Theatre in London is an old West End theatre famous for staging vaudeville shows and musical revues, as the name implies. It's on the Strand in Westminster. Vaudeville is a type of musical genre that dates from the end of the 18th century. The Vaudeville Theatre, which has been operational for almost 150 years, has hosted many memorable shows throughout its history.
Seating Capacity: 690
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Address: 404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH, UK
Tube: Charing Cross, which can be accessed via Bakerloo and Northern lines, is around five minutes away from the theatre. You can also alight at the Embankment station which is connected via the Bakerloo, District, Northern, and Circle lines.
Bus: The bus numbers that ply close to the theatre include 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, and 188.
Available Facilities: Bar and Restroom
Accessibility: Wheelchair access and Assisted Listening Devices
Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.
Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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The show is suitable for 10+.
Six The Musical is playing at Vaudeville Theatre in London.
The running time of Six The Musical is 1 hrs, 15 mins with no intermission.
Six The Musical tells the story of the six dead wives of Henry VIII but in the form of a musical showdown.
The main star of the show are Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Catherine of Aragon, Baylie Carson as Anne Boleyn, Claudi Kariuki as Jayne Seymore, Dionne-Ward Anderson as Anna of Cleves, Koko Basigara as Katherine Howard and Roxanne Couch as Catherine Parr.
There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.
No, outside food is not allowed while attending Six The Musical. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.
Vaudeville Theatre has multiple facilities including Bar, Restroom Wheelchair accessible seats and Assisted Listening Devices available for the audience.
Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.
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