Find your way to the West End's Arts theatre for the musical theatre experience of a lifetime, an unexpected new show that has proved a massive hit. It's called Six, and it weaves the story of King Henry 8th six wives, who were in turn divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, and survived. This brilliant piece of theatre entertainment was created by two awesomely talented students studying for their finals at Cambridge University, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, who wrote the music, lyrics and book.
The world premiere of Six was held at the Edinburgh Fringe festival during 2017, instantly attracting several producers. It proved a smash hit for a second time at the Fringe in 2018, then transferred to the Arts theatre in the West End, starring Jarneia Richard-Noel as Catherine Of Aragon, Millie O'Connell as Anne Boleyn, Natalie Paris as Jane Seymour, Alexia McIntosh as Anne of Cleves, Aimie Atkinson as Katherine Howard, Maiya Quansah-Breed as Catherine Parr, and Grace Mouat as the Dance Captain. A subsequent UK tour was a monster hit, now it's due back at the Arts theatre for January 2019. Not bad for a fairly random idea created by a couple of students! Grab tickets now for the 'most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ for ages.
Audience Latest Reviews
Reviews Summary based on 176 reviews
What to expect
Amazing high-energy performance! Must see!
SIX was recommended by our tour guide on a London walking tour, and I must say we were over-the-top impressed with this performance. Every lady from the 6 wives to the band provided a high-energy, vibrant performance. This musical kept me dancing in my seat for the entire show! Theresa, 18 Mar 2023
Spectacular Really enjoyed the show from the story told and the costumes and the music
Enjoyed the show the story the costumes and music Patricia, 10 Mar 2023
My two daughters, aged 8 and 12 know all the lyrics to the soundtrack, but have never seen the show. We surprised them both, with a trip to finally see Six! We were all blown away by the amazing singing and routines, the performer's voice's were incredible and the choreography was brilliant.
My eldest burst into tears from the first note and couldn't stop crying, she was so blown away!
I can thoroughly recommend this for the whole family. Darren, 09 Mar 2023
10/10 must see
I had just seen Six on Broadway a few months ago, and it was great. This West End cast, however, was absolutely phenomenal! Every voice was perfection, the acting and dancing was fantastic, and the energy was through the roof! Side note: Anne Boleyn was hilarious and Anne of Cleves was fantastic with her facials, body language, everything! This show and cast is a must-see!! Santiago, 27 Jan 2023
It was very well and professional made. Just the Autotune was a bit too much for me. Erdzhan, 10 Jan 2023
Other visitors need to be aware that not a very long performance with no interval. All female hand and fast were great. Julie, 08 Jan 2023
Please see this show, talented and caring at the stage door. A brilliant way to start the year. Roisin, 01 Jan 2023
Please see this show!
Cast amazing, story amazing, if you love history this is the show to see! Roisin, 29 Dec 2022
Colourful, lively, great music
Great music and singing - a fun and very imaginative take on the six wives of Henry VIII. The girls in our family loved it and I & my son enjoyed it too! Greg, 29 Dec 2022
Energetic and feel good
Strong performances and good music , the Queens were great especially Anne of Cleves ! Went with my two teenage daughters and we’re not big into musicals but we all enjoyed the show . I loved the fact there was no interval and it wasn’t too long either . vanessa, 02 Dec 2022
I have my favorites, but the Queens Rule!
I'm a sucker for a ballad and Jane Seymour gives an absolute MASTER CLASS of standing in one spot and delivering a song that made me weep. The entire show is fun beyond measure and perfectly balanced. David, 30 Nov 2022
Spectacular and amazing
I loved the show because it brought pure enjoyment, entertainment, great choreography, singing, dancing and I would definitely go back to see it again! Sheila, 17 Nov 2022
Vibrant and exciting
From the first note this show has you on the edge of your seat. It has everything. Songs and singers are fantastic. Costumes are stunning. Great witty narrative. We loved it! Val, 13 Nov 2022
I had a good time. The songs were good and the costumes were gorgeous. Loved the band. Amy, 05 Nov 2022
Amazing six ladies
What an amazing show, good for everyone including children, some adult content but executed in a classy manor that no child would question it :-)
Highly recommend seeing these six very talented individuals who take on such a historic theme with grace and ease
Well done to all on the stage!! By far the best show I’ve seen in a long time Zoe, 03 Nov 2022
We went to see Six as a family of 6 ages 10 to 70 and had an amazing time. It's such an entertaining and funny show with a soundtrack to match. Chris, 24 Oct 2022
amazing Gerardine, 14 Oct 2022
You learn a little history while rocking out to the great beats and laughing at the wise cracks. Fleur, 30 Sep 2022
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Fabulous performers, so impressed with their talent!!! Lisa, 15 Sep 2022
could barely see the show as my view was obstructed by a person in front. no leg space and very crampted (I am only 5'1"). Efrat, 15 Sep 2022
A royal treat!
This was the third and final show I saw on the west end in my recent trip to London. The first two I saw were classic musical theatre staples and were fantastic, so I did not know how a more modern piece would translate and I am so pleased to say that it held its own against these two classics. I adore this musical's soundtrack and had watched any performances the group did, so I already knew the songs but this show is SO much more than a pop concert. The humor, wit, and fun that the characters and the actors have is electric and just leaves you wanting another three hours. I believe that I also underestimated the acting within this show and was so moved by every queens story and the feminine power that propelled the story. I could go on and on about the beauty of the costumes and AMAZING lighting design but I encourage anyone reading this to go experience it for yourselves. One final note, the band is absolutely FANTASTIC and is such a great part of the show! Emma, 14 Sep 2022
Maravilloso, vestuario y coreografías muy originales y creativas
Un enfoque femenino a la historia de las esposas de Enrique VIII. Rock stars compitiendo y destacando sus virtudes en un concurso en el que todas son ganadoras Homero, 16 Aug 2022
Very very very good
This is my 2nd time seeing six on the west end was brilliant as usual John, 07 Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing in every way. Lysa, 23 Jul 2022
Took two teenage daughters to see the show. Amazing costumes and the singing was absolutely amazing. We loved it. Kay, 21 Jul 2022
Absolutely loved it. Janne, 07 Jul 2022
Uplifting, fun and feel good
You can't help but leave the theatre with a smile... great music, great voices and fun with history.... or herstory. Even better this time than the first time I saw it! Jo, 31 May 2022
A must see show!
Modern take on history, funny and interesting.
Wonderful cast and live band! HAGAR, 26 May 2022
Whilst the cast are all talented and did a splendid job, I feel there was not enough content for a full length show. The songs all sounded pretty much the same. Reminded me of the Spice Girls - pleasant enough but no real substance. PATRICE, 24 May 2022
Queens for Our Day!
I came from the states really wanting to see this show. It did NOT disappoint! As a child the stories of Henry VIII fascinated me; as a college English major they came to life, and as a teacher of gifted children for 42 years, this period holds so much to excite kids about learning.
These six young women would have been truly at home in the 21st century. A'head' of their time, if you will. The passions and dreams of the 1500s are still what young women deal with in the 2000s. What magical stories and heritage. As shown in the lay, they truly carved their places in time.
The entire show was empowering. Musically, historically and personally.
Take your teens and fall in love with the romantics of the pre-renaissance queens! Shauna, 20 May 2022
The Greatest Show We’ve Seen
Vibrant, colorful, energetic, and humorous. The only thing that could have made it better odd if we would have gotten to meet the cast and tell them how great they were. Mel, 17 May 2022
Sensationally sassy powerhouse performances
Six incredible voices and great on stage band bring the stories to life and keep you entertained with a modern musical interpretation. Lots of sass and female empowerment for a lively funny show you'll want to get up and dance to. Great for anyone who loves amazing vocals (think beyonce) or wants a strong short introduction to musical theatre Gemma, 10 May 2022
High energy . The music was fabulous. Felt unusual not to have an interval. Suzanne, 11 Apr 2022
10 out of 10 for 6
My daughter had already seen this and said I should go. Was not sure if what to expect. My goodness, what a fantastic show. Everything was fantastic, great writing, great acting, the music. And you could also see that everyone in the audience loved it and you could feel that as well.
What a fantastic evening out. Lee, 10 Apr 2022
A great afternoon to lift the spirits
Everything was amazing the Queens are so talented they sing they dance and they are fabulous. Yvonne, 21 Mar 2022
Everything was excellent. Thank you. Douglas, 19 Mar 2022
Amazing cast, amazing story and great music. Highly recommend going to see Barry, 16 Mar 2022
Amazing music and great energy overall! So much fun!!!
If you are into music this is the show for you!!! Julia, 15 Mar 2022
I love six
What a great show!I was enthralled throughout this really was a fabulous show Joanne, 09 Mar 2022
Sadly not the best
Started later than usual which was surprising. It became apparent some way through that there wouldn’t be an interval, something we weren’t aware off.
It seemed like a cheap production.
Costumes and staging didn’t seem to be the same standard we’re used to. We were a bit disappointed sadly. Claire, 11 Feb 2022
Takes learning history to a new level
I wasn't sure what to expect from the show, just that I had been told the music was good and on that score I was not disappointed. If all history was taught this way it would be the most popular lesson in school. The performers were slick, they sounded fantastic and it was funny, with just innuendo for a snigger or to, without having to explain to the younger members of the audience. We enjoyed it so much so, we have already booked a tour date later this year to see it again. Marie, 16 Jan 2022
Very entertaining evening Graham, 16 Jan 2022
Wonderful must see and l would like to thank the staff,for finding my phone, which l dropped on leaving Catherine, 10 Jan 2022
This should be required study material
Clever lyrics, catchy tunes, stellar talent and a message of empowerment. I would watch this again and again. Loved taking my girls. Husband was also in awe. Kerry, 04 Jan 2022
Great little musical
Great show, great music. Cast of 6 plus 4 musicians, all were fantastic ladies. Only 80 minutes long with no interval so time passed very quickly Rachel, 30 Dec 2021
Absolutely Fantastic. DO NOT MISS
I am a huge Tudor nerd so was supremely excited to see this. I was delighted that the history was more or less accurate but with a modern twist. The costumes are FANTASTIC. The music was ACE and the actors INCREDIBLE. I love how the script involves the audience and the actors really made us feel like they were acting towards us not at us. The songs are fab. You will be humming them for days.
Also huge shout out to the staff at the theatre. They were so amazing in ensuring everyone felt welcome and safe.
I attended the matinee and loved it so much I immediately bought another ticket for the evening performance. Judith, 26 Dec 2021
Jaw dropping performance
Amazing service and acting. Loved the entire experience and performance so much. Actors were quick on their feet and made fun of their mess ups. Roshni, 02 Dec 2021
Very entertaining, easy watching and educational Vanessa, 01 Dec 2021
My grandsons choice for our annual theatre trip- was not really sure on his choice BUT I was very happy to be proven wrong - a great performance by six very talented woman and the women in the band - superb Kim, 29 Nov 2021
Brilliant fun show
The performance was very fast paced. The
Costumes were spectacular. The music was really good. A great night suitable for all. Carol, 21 Nov 2021
The only problem was that people where not wearing masks and I couldn't enjoy fully the show because I was worried and upset that I and my family will end up sick do to peoples negligence. Emiko, 20 Nov 2021
Six captivates you from start to end. Singing songs you'll just love to sing and dance too. I cannot recommend this enough. Adam, 14 Nov 2021
The show is witty and thoroughly entertaining. The cast is so talented; not a weak link among them! Great entertainment. sally, 07 Nov 2021
Best show I’ve ever seen!
I’ve saw a lot of shows and not many musicals sadly. But what I saw today was just amazing. Nothing was bad. Pure fun and energy. Recommended for everyone. Itay, 06 Oct 2021
Amazing For Kids SIX ;) and Older!
Both my children (SIX and Eight) absolutely loved the show. What a fabulous way to learn about history. Thank you!!! Jill, 11 Aug 2021
High energy awesome voices
Great show very funny in places. Music and songs catchy you will sing them on the way home melissa, 03 Aug 2021
A must see
Highly recommend this show!!! Roisin, 02 Aug 2021
Funny, sassy story of history
Brilliant night. Covid rules aside it was all easy. It was a short show with no interval but thoroughly enjoyable Catherine, 06 Jul 2021
Amazing, hilarious and all round fun!!!
Will go again!!! Melissa, 25 Jun 2021
Probably more appealing to ladies. Perfect girlie show. ‘Six’ create a great atmosphere and everyone in the theatre was clapping along and cheering. Was quite emotional to see after such a long time away from the theatre after lockdown. Becky, 13 Jun 2021
The show was a modern take with fantastic singing and adult humour. The womens voices were incredible. Pearl, 12 Dec 2020