The West End production of Six The Musical will resume performances in London this November, temporarily transferring to the Nimax owned Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Six – Live at the Lyric will be the first musical to open in the London’s West End following the closure of UK theatres in March earlier this year. The critically acclaimed production will play an 11-week season from 14 November 2020 at the Lyric Theatre which has recently been refurbished following planned closure of long-runner Thriller Live.
The production opens in accordance with government guidelines on covid-19 and a range of covid-19 secure measure have been put in place to reduce risk and boost health and safety including temperature checks, a track and trace system, contactless ticketing, deep cleaning and social distancing.
Capacity at the venue has been reduced to allow for social distancing and online booking processes have been updated to ensure when seats are booked the neighbouring seats are taken off sale.
Written by Toby Marlowe and Lucy Moss, the pop musical tells the tales of the six wives of Henry VIII, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 80-minute celebration of 21st century female power.
It was also announced the touring cast of show will resume performances from 7 November 2020 with a six-week Christmas season at the Lowry in Salford.
Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes and George Stiles said: “Across our two UK productions of Six we have the opportunity to give work to 100 or so actors, musicians, technicians, stage managers, production managers, costume makers, marketing, press, ticketing and office staff. We accept that with social distancing it is unlikely to be economically viable, but we hope to entertain many thousands of theatregoers who have been starved of live entertainment since March.
“We hope that opening Six will help build audience confidence and bring business back to the local economy. We also understand that restarting productions, particularly musicals, remains impossible for most producers for reasons of scale, finance and lack of cancellation insurance. We continue to look forward to the day when social distancing is removed and theatre can play to 100% capacity.”
Tickets for Six – Live at the Lyric go on sale Friday 18 September 2020.
UPDATE: 18.02.2021. Following the delayed premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Six The Musical will now run until 22 August 2021 at the Lyric Theatre, London.