North American Premiere


May 14

June 30, 2019

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage

★★★★★ Instantly likeable music and clever lyrics that make you smile… a slice of 16th-century fun


Gloriously confident and inventive… the kind of 'what if?' that makes history exciting


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Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived.
This spring, Chicago Shakespeare stages the critically acclaimed new musical SIX, following its debut in the United Kingdom and celebrated West End run. The six wives of King Henry VIII join forces for an electrifying musical celebration of empowerment—shining a spotlight on these women as never before. The all-woman cast, backed by an all-woman band known as the “Ladies in Waiting,” traverses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed up the UK charts. The queens take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse—remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of twenty-first-century girl power.


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Critical Acclaim

The Reviews Hub hails, “there really aren’t enough superlatives for this show. It’s edgy, modern...this musical about women from the 1500s firmly belongs in the 21st century.”
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SIX’s Six-Point Plan

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss knew they wanted a show that experimented with the form of a “traditional” musical, and wrote a manifesto of what they wanted to achieve.
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A Little Bit of Her-story…

A quick introduction to the six women featured in the show, including family ties, personal interests, and “Queenspirations” from today’s pop diva world.
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The Players

Creative Team

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss  Writers

Jamie Armitage and Lucy Moss Directors

Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Choreographer

Emma Bailey Set Designer

Gabriella Slade Costumer Designer

Paul Gatehouse Sound Designer

Tim Deiling Lighting Designer

Tom Curran Orchestrator

Joe Beighton Vocal Arrangements

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