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Didn’t like learning about Henry VIII in school? Well, SIX will change your mind.

I knew it would be a musical, but I wasn't expecting it to be more of a concert compared to singing with acting. But this is not a complaint.

I liked it because it was different and it makes a boring topic more interesting and fun, whilst also being educational. The 6 wives also made it funny.

Photo by Johan Persson

The costumes were great, very sparkly - a twist of modern and old which I always think is best. Throughout the production, the lyrics of the songs and costumes really displayed the power of women back in the 1500s but also today.

Going to see SIX will be a fun night out with friends with singing and a bit of dancing in your seat.


For a fab night out packed with ‘girl power’, a dazzling show full of sequinned Tudor frocks, and humour for extra measure, then this is for YOU!

SIX is a different kind of show successfully hitting the West End right now.

Running straight through from start to finish with no interval, the musical is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of England’s King Henry VIII presented as a pop concert – what is not to like!

King Henry VIII was a character in himself, a very over the top character and extravagant at any opportunity. He loved to eat and entertain. You probably last recall him during a school history lesson!

Photo by Johan Persson

Like most of us, you would have been quite bored…but this West End version of the story from the point of view of Henry’s 6 wives is far from boring!

Most British school children learn the following rhyme to help them remember the fate of each wife: “Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”.

In order, Henry’s wives were Catherine of Aragon (divorced), Anne Boleyn (beheaded), Jane Seymour (died), Anne of Cleves (divorced), Catherine Howard (beheaded), Katherine Parr (survived!).

King Henry VIII created the Church of England in order to create the law of divorce and to make it legal. That was the only way he could marry this 2nd wife Anne Boleyn, by divorcing Catherine of Aragon.

Photo by Johan Persson

Life in Tudor England was hard and you had to be tough and lucky to survive, especially with ‘off with his head’ a common solution to a problem.

Six offers a simple stage design and a fabulous 4 piece band on stage, which makes a change.

For one night, sit back and enjoy the Tudor Queens turn into Pop Princesses!

Running in London until APRIL 2023 at the Vaudeville Theatre!

Tours scheduled in UK & Ireland, North America, Australia & NZ


May 2022

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