SIX to reopen
London theatre news: Thursday 4 March 2021
London West End - Musicals
West End musical phenomenon 'SIX' is set to reopen at the Lyric Theatre on Friday 21 May 2021.
With songs from its studio album having been streamed more than 200 million times, it's little wonder that one of the first shows to announce its West End return is SIX.
The show will be back at the Lyric Theatre, performing 9 shows a week, from Friday 21 May 2021, with booking set to open to the general public from Monday 29 March.
Given the current government guidelines, social distancing measures are expected to remain in place at the Lyric when SIX reopens, meaning that the theatre will initially play at the same 50% capacity as December 2020 before the current national lockdown.
The venue will operate COVID-19 Secure guidelines for social distancing including robust risk mitigation, hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace, contactless tickets, temperature testing and the regular deep clean and sanitation of the theatre.
Even if upcoming data about the coronavirus outbreak in England improves, we expect social distancing and capacity restrictions to remain in place until at least 21 June (as announced recently by the UK government).
The 2021 SIX UK Tour is also expected to resume soon - if you have tickets for any cancelled performances you will be contacted directly by the theatres.
Since its early days as a student production in a 100-seat room at Sweet Venue during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SIX has become a global musical phenomenon.
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 in New York on Thursday March 12 cancelled when the New York Governor shut down Broadway three hours before the show was due to open.
SIX was also nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.
It won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards, performed on the results show of 'Britain's Got Talent' and has performed annually in front of thousands at West End Live in Trafalgar Square.
Show listing information
Critically acclaimed with a spectacularly successful studio album being adored on playlists across the globe, The New York Times royally decreed that SIX is 'pure entertainment'! This sell-out intoxicating Tudor take-off has 'an incredibly strong and powerful message.
Boundary-pushing, genre-redefining' (The Australian) and is 'a total blast' (Chicago Tribune).
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.
Book now and Get Down to the homegrown histo-remixed pop-concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss at the Queens' temporary castle, the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue!
Author: Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss
Composer: Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss
Director: Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage
Set designer: Emma Bailey
Costume designer: Gabriella Slade
Musical direction: Katy Richardson
Choreography: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Lighting: Tim Deiling
Sound: Paul Gatehouse
Production: Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes and George Stiles
From: Friday 21 May 2021
Closes: Sunday 22 August 2021
Standard: From £23
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