Nominated for five 2019 OIivier Awards and winning a clutch of other awards, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s West End smash hit, SIX, has announced a nine-month, nationwide royal tour.
Opening at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, in October, the musical will visit over 33 venues, including a Christmas season at The Lowry Quays Theatre.
The cast, yet to be announced, will be backed by the show’s all-female band, The Ladies in Waiting.
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, SIX sees the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their own personal tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.
The songs from the show have proved to be a chart storming sensation with weekly streams totalling more than 1.5 million.
These Queens may have green sleeves, but their lipstick is rebellious red. Think you know the rhyme? Think again…
SIX is the phenomenon everyone’s losing their head over. The show’s 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hastened its West End transfer which opened in January 2019.
The production is currently enjoying an open-ended West End run at the Arts Theatre, playing to sold-out houses.
And the Queens are going global. Tonight sees the North American premiere of SIX at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, where it runs until June 30.
Meanwhile, further international voyages are in discussion for Canada, Japan, Australia and South Korea.
SIX writers, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, said: “We are SOOOO excited and thrilled and grateful that we get to share the story of these badass Queens – and the UNREAL talents of these women – with so many more people all over the UK!
“We’ll see you there!!! WOOOOOOOO!!!” THE ROYAL TOUR 2019 / 2020
October 24 – 27, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford October 29 – November 3, Malvern Theatres November 5 – 10, Theatre Royal, Glasgow November 12 – 16, Rose Theatre, Kingston November 18 – 23, Oxford Playhouse November 25 – 30, Milton Keynes Theatre December 3 – January 5, Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford January 21 – 25, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff February 4 – 9, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh February 17 – 23, Theatre Royal, Bath July 1 – 5, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton