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SIX The Musical Gives Henry VIII's Wives A Mic And The Opera House Stage

By Brynn Davies August 7, 2019

Laugh your head off!

An all-female musical about Henry VIII’s beheaded/besmirched wives? Where do we sign up?!

The critically acclaimed West End smash hit SIX The Musical is heading across the pond for a run of dates at the Sydney Opera House this summer. 

A hilariously witty satire, the pop-driven musical turns the story of Britain’s notorious Tudor King and his six wives on its head, by passing the mic over to his Queens. 

Hear from Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howardand Catherine Parr through original pop numbers backed by an all-female band. 

The premise of the show positions all the wives as members of a pop band who are battling it out to decide which one should be the lead singer.

Whoever had the worst time with old mate Henry wins the honour of being the star. 

It’s a bit of Spice Girls, a bit of X-Factor and a bit of Drunk History in one, fabulously fierce musical comedy. 

Created by 24-year-old Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss who co-wrote the book, lyrics and music while at Cambridge, the global smash-hit soundtrack has since gathered over 300,000 daily streams.

The sassy production has delighted audiences from the Edinburgh Fringe to London’s West End, throughout USA, Canada and soon a full UK tour and a Broadway opening. 

The cast for the local production of SIX is yet to be announced, however, highly respected Australian producers Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Linda Bewick will present the Australian premiere.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 12 August, 9am AEST - click here for more info