Six is the modern retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s ill-fated wives. It was The Edinburgh Fringe Festival five-star hit.
Created by friends Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Six unfolds as part musical, part all-out pop performance driven by the vocally diverse ensemble cast. Each of the six wives, pigeonholed by childhood slogan “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived”, take centre stage to tell their tale. Ultimately, they declare themselves more than a rhyme, and more than just the wives of an infamous King.
The premise is remarkably simple. Six sees the wives of Henry VIII compete for the saddest story. Anne Boleyn insists that being beheaded is the ultimate end to a troubled existence, something perhaps only the downtrodden and equally headless Catherine Howard could match. Yet each of the title’s six has their own tale of woe, and more importantly, their own sense of empowerment to portray. Come see and hear this tale with us! We hope to see you there!