Musical theatre returns to Southampton's Mayflower with two weeks of SIX

Live music returns to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre next January with the international smash-hit wives-of-Henry-VIII-inspired musical SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss.

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A big hit at Chichester Festival Theatre last year, it will be at the Mayflower Theatre for two weeks from January 20-31 with socially distanced seating.

Tickets go on general sale from 10am, Tuesday 13 October.

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Audience capacity at Mayflower Theatre has been reduced from over 2,200 to approximately 950 seats (depending on the booking number in each party), to comply with Covid-19 secure guidelines allowing socially distanced spaces in between household parties in the auditorium. Safe measures will also be in place including enhanced cleaning, hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace. Other measures will include contactless tickets and temperature testing.

The touring cast of SIX, includes Lauren Drew (Catherine of Aragon), Maddison Bulleyment (Anne Boleyn), Carly Mercedes Dyer (Jane Seymour), Shekinah McFarlane (Anna of Cleves), Jodie Steele (Katherine Howard) and Athena Collins (Catherine Parr), with Alternates Jennifer Caldwell, Cassandra Lee and Harriet Watson. The Queens are backed by the show’s all female band The Ladies in Waiting.

SIX producers Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes and George Stiles issued a statement: “We are so pleased to be following our Christmas run at the Lowry in Manchester with a fortnight at Mayflower Theatre. And we also look forward to bringing SIX back to Southampton in August, hopefully without social distancing.”

SIX has become a global phenomenon since its early days as a student production at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, SIX won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards and performed on the results show of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. As the pandemic struck, SIX was playing to sold out houses in London’s West End, on tour across the UK and Australia, and had its opening night in New York on Thursday March 12 cancelled when the New York Governor shut down Broadway three hours before the show was due to open. SIX will return to Mayflower Theatre for its scheduled week in August 2021.

SIX is co-directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, featuring choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set design by Emma Bailey, costume design by Gabriella Slade, sound design by Paul Gatehouse, lighting design by Tim Deiling, orchestrations by Tom Curran with music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton. Associate Choreographer Freya Sands and casting by Pearson Casting. Produced by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes and George Stiles.

Tickets for SIX (Wednesday 20th to Sunday 31st January 2021) are on sale from Tuesday 13 October online at http://mayflower.org.uk or 02380 711811.