Following its previous run in London, it has been announced the musical focusing on the six wives of Henry VIII will return to the theatrical scene this year.
Before making its West End premiere at the Arts Theatre from the 30th August, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s musical will embark on a UK tour including runs at the Norwich Playhouse (11-14 July) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (17-21 July). Then, following last year’s sell-out run it will return to the Edinburgh Fringe to the main Underbelly purple cow in George Square (1-27 August).
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude. It is powered by an all-female band and songs include Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head.
Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, the production will feature set design by Emma Bailey and costume design by Gabriella Slade. It is a co-production between Kenny Wax and Global Musicals.
The full cast and creative team will be announced in due course.
Talking about the news, Wendy Barnes of Global Musicals said: “Kenny, Andy and I saw the previous production independently of each other but we were all immediately blown away by the funny, relevant humour and infectious score that these two young talents had created. We are proud to debut their first musical and begin an ambitious and exciting journey for the piece, which is particularly relevant at this time as we strive for female equality and empowerment. These women were so much more than history would have us believe.”