Six The Musical a fierce and feminist rock opera about the wives of Henry VIII

By Alanna Maclean
April 29 2022 - 2:30pm
The cast of Six The Musical. Picture: James D Morgan

Six. By Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, Choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Musical director Claire Healy. Canberra Theatre. Canberra Theatre Centre. Until May 15. Bookings: 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

Six is quite a show. It started out as a Cambridge Uni piece that went to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival and grew from there into a worldwide phenomenon. It takes the lives of Henry VIII's six wives and turns them into a tightly plotted, short rock opera, done superbly here by a resolutely Australian cast.

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