SIX the Musical at the Grand Opera House York – Review |AD

Last night we went along to the press night for SIX the musical at the Grand Opera House in York.  It was a special occasion as the theatre has recently been renovated and the box office and bars are looking great!

If you don’t know, SIX is about the six wives of Henry VIII, told in a very contemporary way.  Each woman tells their own story through some amazingly catchy and energetic songs.  Think the Spice Girls in glittery Tudor-esque costumes!  It’s as much a concert as a play with incredible lighting and sound.  All the band members are women too, so it really is an empowering treat for the girls.


Six the Musical York


We hear each story in chronological order from Catherine of Aragon, and the beheading of Anne Boleyn through to the wife who survived him; Catherine Parr.  Fear not that this is dusty old history though, it certainly isn’t!  It’s fast paced, with cracking tunes and fabulous dancing. 

It’s perfect for a girls’ night out, the humour is sharp and a little adult at times, so perhaps not for the younger ones.  I took my 13 year old who loved it and (slightly worryingly) didn’t bat an eye at the more risqué comments!

The women are fantastic, and you’d love them to be your friends – at the end of the night you feel like you’ve attended just the best party ever!  If you want a feelgood romp with heart then SIX the Musical is for you.

This run has been so popular it’s been sold out for weeks, but the good news is that it is returning next year from Tuesday 27 June to Sunday 2 July 2023.



Grand Opera House York

Tuesday 11 – Sunday 16 October 2022

Tickets on sale 24 February at 10am

Multi award-winning, with a spectacularly successful sound-track storming charts across the globe, this sell-out Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message. Boundary-pushing, genre-redefining’ (The Australian) and is ‘pure entertainment’ (The New York Times).
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.


Think you know the rhyme, think again…

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!



‘The most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch’

Evening Standard



‘80 minutes of exhilarating entertainment from six killer Queens.

They will, they will rock you!’

Daily Express



‘SIX is a marvellous show. A royal treat’

Daily Telegraph



‘Smart. Sassy. I’d give this ridiculously fun musical six stars if I could”

Sunday Express



‘Captivating and exhilarating. Do yourself a favour and go and party with SIX.

You won’t regret it!’




‘Bursting at the corset with 21st Century sass and attitude’

Daily Mail



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