Theatre kids across the world rejoice: Concord Theatricals has announced that SIX: Teen Edition is now available for school production licensing across the United States.
“This feels like a real full-circle moment,” said Marlow and Moss in a statement. “We wrote SIX for our female and non-binary friends to perform when we were all students, so to now have this teen edition for schools enabling young people to take the mic, use their voice, and claim their own space is truly humbling.”
SIX modernizes the narratives of Henry VIII's six wives, transforming them from Tudor Queens to pop icons who have gathered to give a concert and finally tell their stories from their own point of view. The work had its world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. After a U.K. tour, the musical hit London's West End in 2018 and had its Broadway opening in 2021. The work has also played Australia, Chicago, South Korea, and Norwegian Cruise Lines, with engagements in Canada, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam scheduled through the end of this year, in addition to currently running tours in the U.S. and U.K.
"From their halls of residence, Toby and Lucy right royally created one of the most significant contributions to new British musical theatre in recent times," said Concord Vice President of Acquisitions and Artistic Development Steven Greenhalgh in a previous statement. "Concord Theatricals proudly looks forward to representing their unique re-imagining of herstory with killer pop in the stock and amateur realm. Long may they reign."
The original production of Six was co-directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage, leading a creative team that includes choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set designer Emma Bailey, costume designer Gabriella Slade, lighting designer Tim Deiling, sound designer Paul Gatehouse, orchestrator Tom Curran, and music supervisor Joe Beighton.