Six the Musical

Thu 23rd April, 2020 – Sun 7th June, 2020
Comedy Theatre
240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Price: $59–$129
Henry VIII's story has been told too many times. This new musical gives voice to his wives and combines 500 years of historical heartbreak with 21st-century girl power.

The UK’s critically acclaimed Six the Musical is coming to Melbourne, following its Australian premiere in Sydney. This pop-fuelled musical is packed with satire and sass; it's a witty take on the history of Henry VIII’s six wives (divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived). The uplifting musical puts these Tudor queens in the spotlight, handing them microphones as they transform into pop princesses to tell their stories.

The show gives Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr the space to reclaim their lives and their stories. This celebration of women throughout history will be accompanied by an all-female band that counts among their influences Adele, Lily Allen and Ariana Grande.

Six the Musical is the work of 24-year-old Cambridge graduates Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, who co-wrote its lyrics and music. Since its debut in 2017 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this eccentric performance has captured a global audience – its soundtrack has clocked up 300,000 streams a day.

More information here.