‘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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Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII. Her story is a bit different to the other queens as it seems that her and Henry got on quite well. She bore a son to Henry which was his ultimate priority. At the beginning of the musical, the six queens are introducing the show when Anne of Cleves, Henry’s fourth wife, gets the crowd excited by saying “you came here tonight to party with us old-school” to which Jane replies with “really, really old school” making a comical reference to the fact that these events took place between 1509 to 1547. Inspired by her costume, this design silver glitter to really make the pin pop. Jane Seymour fans will love this unique design!