‘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 being hilariously 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 wife, 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.
If you want to check out this show and the various worldwide productions, you can find out more at www.sixthemusical.com
“Welcome to the house, to the house of Holbein, ja! Das ist gut, ooh ja! The Haus of Holbein”
‘Haus of Holbein’ is a fan-favourite song from the Six soundtrack. In this satirical musical number, wearing neon green sunglasses and neck ruffs and imitating German accents, the queens sing about Hans Holbein, the famous painter behind the supposedly inaccurately flattering portrait of Henry VIII’s fourth wife Anne of Cleves while simultaneously laughing at 1500’s beauty standards for women. This pin incorporates an 3D gold frame, the iconic Six the Musical purple and a pair of neon green sunglasses (that glow in the dark!) to celebrate this ridiculously fun part of the show!