The Queens Will Be Back For The Summer

February 18, 2021 - 263 views

Six the Musical has extended its West End run at the Lyric Theatre right through the summer.

According to a new statement, Six the Musical will now play on the Avenue until 22 August, as long as the producers receive clear guidance from the government that includes setting out a restart date.

Six is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. The musical is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII presented as a pop concert, as the wives take turns singing and telling their story to see who suffered the most due to Henry and should, therefore, become the group's lead singer.

The musical re-opened for an initial 16-week run at the Arts Theatre on 17 January 2019. Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set design by Emma Bailey, and musical supervision by Joe Beighton, the initial run was extended until January 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the show was forced to take a lengthy hiatus from March 2020.

Under special and unprecedented conditions, the show became one of the first to reopen the West End. It reopened at the Lyric Theatre on 5 December 2020, with plans to return to the Arts Theatre the next year. Due to the ongoing pandemic, audiences were socially distanced, capacity limited to 50%, face coverings and temperature checks were required, and contact tracing rules were also in place. Sadly, in mid-December, all London theatres were again required to close and this remains the case.

When the show opened at the Lyric in December, where it received rave reviews, changes for the Shaftesbury Avenue production included new set elements and some fresh costume alterations.

Today’s statement from the production team went on to say that ticket-holders for the cancelled performances, while theatres remain closed, will be contacted by their ticket provider as soon as the re-opening date is confirmed.