'Six' The Musical to premiere in Wellington in July 2020
The producers of the Australian Production of the acclaimed West End hit musical SIX are thrilled to announce that the Australian tour will now include New Zealand and play a strictly limited exclusive New Zealand season in Wellington at the Opera House from July 9.
The Australian production is currently electrifying audiences and critics alike at the Sydney Opera House and is on track for a completely sold out 9 week season! From there the production will play at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre and Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre before arriving to excite New Zealand audiences in Wellington.
‘Since announcing the Australian production of SIX The Musical last year New Zealand fans have inundated our social media channels expressing their love for this very exciting new production. We are more than delighted as part of our Australian tour to now have secured a Wellington season. SIX is fast becoming a phenomenon across the world and we are overjoyed to have Australian and New Zealand audiences be some of the first international audiences to experience this fresh, clever, uplifting and intoxicating musical production,’ said Louise Withers on behalf of the producers.
A witty, pop-fueled musical full of sass, SIX remixes the history of the six wives of Henry VIII - Britain’s notorious Tudor King - as they take to the microphone to tell their stories: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr.
The current Australian Queens are established musical theatre performer Chloé Zuel, playing the role of Henry VIII’s first wife the sassy Catherine of Aragon. The rule-breaking second wife Anne Boleyn is played by accomplished newcomer Kala Gare. Loren Hunter stars as the loyal third wife Jane Seymour. The independent Anna of Cleves is played by VCA graduate Kiana Daniele. Playing the role of playful fifth wife Katherine Howard is Courtney Monsma and musical maven Vidya Makan stars as the empowering Catherine Parr. Joining the SIX Australian Queens are the extremely talented swings Ella Burns, Karis Oka and Shannen Alyce Quan.
The six powerful women are transformed from Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses as they tell their rebellious tales in this original pop musical, accompanied by a phenomenal all-female band and inspired by the canon of music divas like Adele, Lily Allen and Ariana Grande. Since its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut in 2017, SIX’s electrifying soundtrack has continued to capture audiences around the world, garnering more than 300,000 streams each day and has now hit an incredible total of 100 million streams, making it the second highest streaming soundtrack in the world, second only to the Hamilton original cast recording.
It has been a meteoric rise for the creators, Cambridge graduates, 25 year old Toby Marlow and 26 year old Lucy Moss who co-wrote the book, lyrics and music. The first original musical from the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society, SIX blew away audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and is now selling out an extended run on London’s West End, for which it received five Olivier Award nominations. SIX is also currently selling out housesthroughout North America with seasons in Chicago, Boston and Edmonton, and has also just embarked on a full UK tour. A Broadway season is imminent, officially opening on March 12 2020 with an exciting note that Lucy Moss has now entered the record books as the youngest female director to direct a Broadway musical.
SIX The Musical has book, lyrics and music by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. It is directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage and choregraphed by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Set Design is by Emma Bailey, Costume Design is by Gabriella Slade, Sound Design is by Paul Gatehouse and Lighting Design is by Tim Deiling. The Orchestrator is Tom Curran and Musical Supervisor is Joe Beighton
Originally Produced by
Kenny Wax, Wendy &
Produced in Australia by Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Linda Bewick
SIX twists the narrative from five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power.
SIX THE MUSICAL GLOBAL ACCOLADES
‘Kick-ass musical about Henry VIII’s wives channels
its inner Beyoncé.’
THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD
’75 minutes of
exhilarating entertainment from 6 killer queens. They will,
they will rock you.’
A joyous celebration of sisterhood…a
viral hit…drenched with a love for pure pop, royal
history, and giving women their due’
THE GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA
show of the summer…shiny and loud and fast and
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
‘Wildly entertaining, joyous and
exhilarating…fierce, it’s sassy, it’s heaps of
fun…combines musical theatre and a pop concert in one
exhilarating, irresistible blast’
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA
‘All Hail…a riotous
explosion of wit that speaks strongly and vibrantly to
VOGUE MAGAZINE USA
‘PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Blows out the amps
with its pop-historical hysteria.’
NEW YORK TIMES
WELLINGTON – THE OPERA
HOUSE FROM JULY 9 2020
STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON
WAITLIST NOW: SIXTHEMUSICAL.COM.AU/WELLINGTON
TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 21ST