Ex-wives unite! The award-winning musical Six will be entertaining the heck out of Ohio this new year! The much-anticipated show will run from January 24 to 29 at the city’s top entertainment venue, Ohio Theatre – Columbus! Prepare for a fun, poppy, and hilarious concert-like spectacle as the Six queens battle it out on stage to become the lead singer of the band! With music written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Six’s characters are loosely based on King Henry VIII’s wives, but with a modern twist! Each queen exudes the contemporary qualities of today’s most prominent female pop stars yet is still archaic! So if you love a story about love, marriage, betrayal, and beheadings, Six is the perfect entertainment for you! Hurry and grab your tickets now!
King Henry VIII is the most notorious playboy in France’s history. His story has been retold through films, TV adaptations, books, and many more. If you’re one of the Tudor enthusiasts but have grown tired of the usual depictions, it’s probably time for a new show because Six is a high-energy and entertaining show that tells the story of the six queens! Catherine of Aragon, famously annulled by King Henry, was replaced by the seductress Anne Boleyn. However, Boleyn fails to give King Henry a male heir and commits adultery. She was later beheaded. Many more wives, such as Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherin Howard, and Catherine Parr, follow. Did Henry truly love them? The queens battle it out on stage over who had the worst experience with King Henry. The winner takes the lead singer spot. But according to Catherine Parr, why are they all doing this? And what is the point?
“The exuberant queenhood-is-powerful pageant about the wives of Henry VIII was shut down on opening night by the pandemic. Now it’s back, and it totally rules.” – New York Times.
Six carries out a joyful and anachronistic takedown of the patriarchy… brilliant – Broadway World.
There’s much to admire and love. It may not be Masterpiece Theater, but this “Six” is a solid “10” for joy. – Variety.
Six boasts a stellar creative team composed of directors Moss and Jamie Armitage and distinguished choreographer Carre-Ann Ingrouille. Moreover, the touring production will feature an outstanding and talented cast ready to belt it out against one another to win the coveted spot as lead singer. Six, which debuted at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, took a few years before it finally opened on Broadway. In 2021, the production finally arrived in New York, winning several awards, including two Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. With an award-winning score, Six sets itself apart by having the charm of a jukebox musical, except all music and lyrics are original. Some critics found the familiarity quote endearing, hence the numerous positive reviews.
Jesse Green from The New York Times said, “The exuberant queenhood-is-powerful pageant about the wives of Henry VIII was shut down on opening night by the pandemic. Now it’s back, and it totally rules.” Meanwhile, Cassie Tongue from The Guardian couldn’t help but rave about the musical’s main characters, “You come for the Queens, and these queens do not disappoint. Like the musical version of Alexander Hamilton himself, who is Eminem-meets-Sweeney Todd, each of the ex-wives embodies a couple of modern ‘Queenspirations.’” Lastly, Time Out Magazine’s Bianca O’Neill notably loved the music’s familiarity, “ The musical proved that we can still deliver great musical scores without borrowing from history’s best Top 40 tracks.”
Six will open at the Ohio Theatre – Columbus on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023. The award-winning musical will hold eight performances at Ohio Theatre, with one to two shows per day. Since it opened in 1969, Ohio Theatre has been the prime destination for world-class entertainment. After millions of dollars spent on restoration, the 2,791-seater venue features state-of-the art facilities and top-quality audio and visual systems. In 1977, the theater was declared a national historic landmark thanks to its rich history. Apart from touring Broadway shows, Ohio Theatre – Columbus has hosted world-renowned performers, such as Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper, The Grateful Dead, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Tickets to see Six at the Ohio Theatre – Columbus is now available!