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Six, a new musical about the six wives of Henry VIII, receives its London premiere at the Arts Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FROM Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight in the London premiere of the musical Six.

Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, it plays at the Arts Theatre on December 18, 2017 and January 8, 15 and 22, 2018.

According to press material, this pop concert with songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass.

Six started life with Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, where it was nominated for the inaugural Musical Theatre Review Best Musical Award. The original production attracted the attention of producers Kenny Wax and Global Musicals, who are presenting this all-new production for the show’s professional premiere at the Arts Theatre.

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss met at university, where they spent three years making theatre together and neglecting their degrees. In January 2017, they made their first foray into writing as a duo with the musical Six.

The team also make up two-thirds of the award-winning theatre company Hot Gay Time Machine, whose show, Hot Gay Time Machine, enjoyed considerable success at the fringe this year, and a sold out run at The Other Palace in November.

The cast and creative team for Six will be announced in due course.

Tickets: £15 in advance, £20 on the day. To book, call the box office on 020 7836 8463 or visit

Time: 8pm.

Running time: Approximately 70 minutes (no interval).

Critically acclaimed rock musical The Toxic Avenger – The Musical continues at the Arts Theatre until December 3, 2017. It will be followed – from December 13, 2017 to January 27, 2018 – by Mischief Theatre’s Mischief Movie Night.