‘Six’ is a British pop musical with music, lyrics and a book by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Ever since it’s premier at the Edinburgh Fringe this show’s popularity has skyrocketed, gaining praise for being hilarious, fun, dynamic and empowering, leading to productions all over the globe!
This one-act musical is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII, a British Monarch famous for these six wives and the events around each marriage. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves (also commonly referred to as Anne of Cleves), Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr have come together to create a pop concert to share their stories, each of them trying to prove that they had it worse than the others in an effort to be crowned the lead singer of the group. Throughout their performance, the queens realise that their true aim is to show that they are more than Henry’s wives, the way they died or one word in a rhyme. The show is only 1 hour and 30 minutes but, in this time, these Tudor queens take the 500 hundred years of historical heartbreak they’ve endured and take control of their own stories.
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Catherine Parr was Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife. They were only married 5 years before Henry finally died. Catherine was already engaged to the man of her dreams and on track to having the life she wanted, when all that was interrupted by Henry’s request to marry her. In her statement song she sings about how she would have responded to Henry if he wasn’t the king and if her rejection wouldn’t have cost Catherine her life. This moment is empowering for her and with her signature sass she expresses her true disgust with a surprised laugh and the phrase “darling, get a clue”. Inspired by her costume, this design features the same blue as her outfit and lots of glitter to make a unique pin that all Catherine Parr fan will love!