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.
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.
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'.
Members of the West End and UK Tour casts subject to availability.
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
Tuesday 4 - Suday 9 August
The National Bowl
Milton Keyne MK5 8AA
Tuersday 11 - Sunday 16 August
Central Docks, Liverpool Waters,
Liverpool L3 0BH
Tuesday 11 - Sunday 16 August
Leeds East Airport
Leeds LS24 9SE
Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 August
University of Bolton Stadium
Bolton BL6 6JW
Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 August
Teesside International Airport,
Tees Valley, Darlington, DL2 1LU,
Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 August
Lincoln LN2 2NA
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August
Tuesday 25 - Sunday 30 August
Gloucester Road North
Bristol BS34 7QH
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 September
The Royal Highland Centre,
Edinburgh EH28 8NB
Tuesday 1 - Thurday 3 September
The July Course
Newmarket CB8 0XE
Saturday 5 - Thursday 10 September
Resorts World Arena, Perimeter Rd,
Birmingham B40 1NT
Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 September
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 will go on sale 8am on Friday 3 July
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