Six is a British musical with book, music, and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. It is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII presented as a pop concert. 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.
About Six (musical) in brief
Six is a British musical with book, music, and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. It is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII presented as a pop concert. 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 was first presented by Cambridge University students at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. It has since gone on to professional productions in the West End and internationally. Themes relating to ideas of female beauty are explored in Hans Holbein’s painting studio. The writers thought of various popular singers in fashioning their characters. Catherine of Aragon is modeled off a mixture of Lemonade-era Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Hudson. Anne Boleyn features elements of Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, and Lily Allen. Katherine Howard’s story is recontextualized through her depiction of young, sexualized pop stars like Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Celine Dion. Catherine Parr questions the point of the competition which defines them by their connection to Henry rather than as individuals. The other Queens abandon the contest and declare that they do not need his love to feel validated as people.
They use their remaining moments on stage to rewrite their stories, singing together as a group instead of as solo artists and writing their own “happily ever afters. †† Included as part of \”I Don’t Need Your Love\” on the Studio Cast Recording. ”† Not included on the studio recording of “I Don’t need Your Love’s” single “Greensleeves,” which is a cover of the song ‘I’m So Young’ by Adele. ‚’’ “The Six Wives” is a musical based on the book and music of Antonia Fraser, who wrote the book for the film “Henry VIII”.” “”” “The. Six WIVES” was selected in late 2016 by the Cambridge University Arts Society to write a new musical to be performed at theinburgh Fringe the next summer. The idea for what became Six came to Marlow while studying in his final year at Cambridge University. Marlow wrote part of the show while studying for their final exams, and he decided to get his friend Lucy Moss involved. The pair wrote the rest while researching for a final exam. ”The Six. Wives of Henry. VIII’S’ musical is based on a book and documentary series, \”Six Wives\” by Lucy Worsley.