Review: SIX the musical

Review: SIX the musical

SIX the musical has returned to the Grand Opera House this week for a sold out run of musical theatre gold.

If you haven’t heard, SIX is a remix of what you know about the 6 wives of Henry VIII or as they call it themselves, historemix or herstory. The 6 Tudor Queens become Pop Princesses and take to the mic to tell their stories, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute retelling of history.

This award winning show has a globally successful soundtrack, it’s the second most streamed musical theatre soundtrack ever. The show is so successful that it has returned to the Grand Opera House only 8 months after its last visit in August 2022.

SIX retells the Queens’ version of events as they compete with each other in storytelling, music and a fair amount of humour. They are competing to be voted as the one who suffered the most, but in the end they realise that their story should be about them reclaiming history and taking control as SIX strong women who were divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

It’s 80 minutes of non stop performance (there’s no interval), and is more like a concert than you’d expect, and as with all concerts with an all girl lineup it’s loud on stage AND in the audience. If the Spice Girls manage to get a mention, you know you’re in girl power territory here. You’ll be getting wowed so much by all the music, talent and awesome Queens on stage it’ll all be over before you know it, and you’ll most likely want to watch it all over again and again. And for that reason I don’t doubt that SIX will be back in the Opera House in the not too distant future.


Production image of Six

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