May 14

June 30, 2019

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage
North American Premiere



Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. On the heels of its UK debut and wildly popular West End run, Chicago Shakespeare stages the North American premiere of SIX. The wives of Henry VIII join forces for an electrifying pop-concert spectacle—shining a spotlight on these six women as never before. 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 female empowerment. Backed by a band known as the “Ladies in Waiting,” the all-woman ensemble traverses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed to the top of the UK charts.

Divorced, beheaded, live!






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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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A Conversation with the Creators

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss share how their pop-concert spectacle came to be, and the challenges they faced in mixing history with pop music.
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A Scholar’s Perspective

Stuart Sherman examines the power of music to offer a fresh, female perspective on history, and how new musicals like SIX are finding common ground between Broadway and pop music.
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The Players

Creative Team

Toby Marlow Writer

Lucy Moss Writer/Director

Jamie Armitage Director

Joe Beighton Music Supervisor

Roberta Duchak Music Director

Emma Bailey Set Designer

Gabriella Slade Costumer Designer

Paul Gatehouse Sound Designer

Tim Deiling Lighting Designer

Tom Curran Orchestrator

Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Choreographer

Bob Mason Casting

Tara Rubin Casting/Peter Van Dam, CSA New York Casting

Melody Sinclair Associate Choreographer

Megan E. Farley Assistant Director

Julia Schade Assistant Music Director

Jinni Pike Stage Manager

Sammy Brown Assistant Stage Manager

The Queens

Adrianna Hicks Catherine of Aragon

Andrea Macasaet Anne Boleyn

Abby Mueller Jane Seymour

Brittney Mack Anna of Cleves

Samantha Pauly Katherine Howard

Anna Uzele Catherine Parr

Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert Alternate Aragon/Cleves/Parr

Mallory Maedke Alternate Boleyn/Seymour/Howard

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