Last weekend we went to Six, the Musical. I honestly can not recommend it enough! The songs are funny, witty, intellectual and catchy. Everyone left the theatre buzzing – I’ve never felt the audience respond in such a positive way.
The show is based around the wives of Henry VIII; Catherine of Aragon, Anne Bolyne, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr. We know their names, we know their fates “’cause all this time, I’ve been just one word in a stupid rhyme.” But now they’re ready to tell their story. Live. As they compete to see who is the biggest victim at Henry’s hands. Spoiler alert: It’s not Anne of Cleves
Why hasn’t it hit her?
He doesn’t wanna bang you
Somebody hang you
Each Queen has at least one song by themselves, telling their story. They are full of wonderful lyrics based on their past. I personally love Anne Boleyn’s Don’t Lose Ur Head, Anne of Cleves’ Get Down and Katherine Howard’s All You Wanna Do. I can’t shake the songs out of my head. Katherine’s song is really catchy but even more powerful as you watch it, as it dawns on you that yes, she probably was abused. They certainly don’t teach you that at school.
Hans Holbein goes around the world
Painting all of the beautiful girls
From Spain, to France
The king chooses one
But which one will it be?
Each Queen had a different costume which, according to their Twitter, is custom and handmade. They are all modern by link to the Queen in one way or another. Anne is in green, Catherine of Aragon has a crown, there are even some funky green ruffs.
We’re one of a kind
Too many years
Lost in history
We’re free to take
Our crowning glory
For five more minutes…
A wonderfully uplifting musical incorporating feminism, diversity, history and pop. I would highly recommend this to everyone. And I have.