SIX to be first West End musical to perform again


London theatre news: Monday 29 June 2020


Musicals - Tours

SIX will be the first West End musical to resume performances in a premier drive-in experience at venues across the UK.
Publicity image for Six DRIVE - IN CONCERT


International smash-hit musical SIX is destined to be the first West End musical to perform again after lockdown as part of the Utilita Live From The Drive-In summer shows, performing at 12 open air sites across the UK.


The format is designed to comply with all official guidelines, delivering a premier drive-in experience with concert quality sound from a live stage with a full state of the art sound system, lighting rig and high definition LED screens, creating an arena or stadium concert feel in a safe drive-in setting adhering to social distancing rules.


300 vehicles will be able to attend each show with a maximum of seven people allowed in each car.


Fans will be able to picnic and party as they watch the festival-style full length show live from their own dedicated area next to their vehicle.


You can grab your tickets from 8am on Friday 3 July 2020.

Drive In image showing areas set out for cars and visitors

Producer Kenny Wax said ...


"We are delighted that SIX will spearhead the reopening of one of London and the UK's most popular shows.


With the industry in crisis, theatres struggling and some even going out of business, this drive-in event offers hope for the future and equally importantly, jobs for about 50 of our company including cast, musicians, stage managers, technicians and freelancers.


We are using both our West End and UK touring casts, rehearsing and touring them in a bubble and having them work in teams of 6 (fortunate for us) as per the government guidance."


Voted Musical of the Decade by Whatsonstage, Six was first performed as a student production in a 100-seat room at Sweet Venue at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Since then it has achieved enormous success and popularity.


As the pandemic struck, SIX was playing to sold out houses in London's West End, across the UK and Australia, and had its opening night on Broadway on Thursday March 12 cancelled when three hours before, the New York Governor shut down theatreland.


The show was nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and winner of the WhatsOnStage award for Best Musical 2020.


Songs from the SIX studio album are streamed on average 450,000 per day making it the second highest streaming musical theatre recording in the world after 'Hamilton'.


Cast


Members of the West End and UK Tour casts subject to availability.


Creatives


Writers - Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss

Directors - Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage

Choreography - Carrie-Anne Ingrouille

Set Design - Emma Bailey

Costume Design - Gabriella Slade

Lighting Design - Tim Deiling

Sound Design - Paul Gatehouse

Musical Orchestration - Tom Curran

Musical Supervisor - Joe Beighton

Musical Director - Katy Richardson.

Producers - Kenny Wax, Global Musicals and George Stiles


Venues and dates


MILTON KEYNES


Tuesday 4 - Suday 9 August

The National Bowl

Watling Street

Milton Keyne MK5 8AA


LIVERPOOL


Tuersday 11 - Sunday 16 August

Central Docks, Liverpool Waters,

Liverpool L3 0BH


LEEDS


Tuesday 11 - Sunday 16 August

Leeds East Airport

Church Fenton

Leeds LS24 9SE


BOLTON


Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 August

University of Bolton Stadium

Burnden Way

Horwich

Bolton BL6 6JW


TEESIDE


Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 August

Teesside International Airport,

Tees Valley, Darlington, DL2 1LU,

Darlington


LINCOLN


Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 August

Lincolnshire Showground

Grange-de-Lings

Lincoln LN2 2NA


CHELTENHAM


Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August

Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL50 4SH


BRISTOL


Tuesday 25 - Sunday 30 August

Filton Airfield

Gloucester Road North

North Filton

Bristol BS34 7QH


EDINBURGH


Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 September

The Royal Highland Centre,

Ingliston

Newbridge

Edinburgh EH28 8NB


NEWMARKET


Tuesday 1 - Thurday 3 September

Newmarket Racecourse

The July Course

Newmarket CB8 0XE


BIRMINGHAM


Saturday 5 - Thursday 10 September

Resorts World Arena, Perimeter Rd,

Birmingham B40 1NT


LONDON


Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 September

Colesdale Farm


Colesdale is situated in Northaw village, a touch away from Greater London, sitting on the borders of the London Boroughs of Enfield and Barnet, with very easy access to the M25, A1 and A41


Tickets


Tickets will go on sale 8am on Friday 3 July


Links

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