The queens are coming back!
London theatre news: Monday 14 September 2020
London West End - Musicals
SIX will be the first West End musical to resume performances when it temporarily moves home from the Arts Theatre to the Lyric Theatre for an 11-week season.
Image courtesy Lyric Theatre
SIX, by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, is set to become the first West End musical to restart performances in London's famous West End.
The show will get a temporary transfer from its usual home at the Arts Theatre to the Lyric Theatre for a limited 11-week run commencing on Saturday 14 November and continuing until January 31 2021.
You'll be able to grab your tickets for the Lyric season from 8am on Friday 18 September here.
Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes and George Stiles said ...
"Across our two UK productions of SIX we have the opportunity to give work to 100 or so actors, musicians, technicians, stage managers, production managers, costume makers, marketing, press, ticketing and office staff.
We accept that with social distancing it is unlikely to be economically viable, but we hope to entertain many thousands of theatregoers who have been starved of live entertainment since March.
We hope that opening SIX will help build audience confidence and bring business back to the local economy.
We also understand that restarting productions, particularly musicals, remains impossible for most producers for reasons of scale, finance and lack of cancellation insurance.
We continue to look forward to the day when social distancing is removed and theatre can play to 100% capacity."
There will be 9 shows a week at the Lyric Theatre with capacity reduced to comply with COVID-19 Secure guidelines for social distancing plus robust risk mitigation.
In addition to hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace, other measures will include contactless tickets, temperature testing and the deep clean and sanitation of the theatre.
Producers have also announced that the UK Touring Cast will resume performances in the Lyric Theatre at the Lowry in Salford from Friday November 27, 2020 for a 6-week Christmas season.
SIX will return to the Arts Theatre in March 2021 subject to the lifting of social distancing, and 'Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical' opens at the Lyric.
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
From: Saturday 14 November 2020
Closes: Sunday 31 January 2021
Standard: From £23
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