One, Two, Three, Four, Five … SIX!

Teachers are always on the lookout for new and interesting methods to go about projects. Typically, they want to keep up with the trends, so they incorporate the current world as much as possible. For college students Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss at Cambridge University, they were all for the fresh outlook on history and had taken into consideration what teachers want – a new outlook. It started as a simple contest entry and ended in a booming musical that has broken the surface on many platforms.

SIX is a depiction of Henry VIII wives and their fates. In history, their stories are not told in detail, they are remembered in a rhyme; divorced,beheaded,died,divorced, beheaded, survived. The musical allows for the six women to share their stories and enlighten listeners with a tasteful pop concert including their lives during their time of marriage to the King. As the musical began to break the surface in England, it had spread to the rest of the world. As a result, popularity struck this musical by storm.

Many young listeners had found the show through social media platforms months after it was released. 

“I love the soundtrack. I heard it through Tik Tok. Based on what I have heard, I think it will become pretty big in the theatre world.” Brooke Ion (9) said.

It is not a traditional musical in any way. The cast focuses on, you guessed it, six female leads; the set is a concert concept; and the music itself is pop techno. Broadway was taken by surprise with this new innovative show. There was nothing like it- it was completely original. 

Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow entered the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with high hopes of winning it, but they never expected their work to travel the world, win awards, and become as popular as it did. They were attempting to get through finals week and didn’t think people would enjoy the show they wrote under their stressful time frame, but it soon became quite the opposite. People in the UK and US enjoy it, as well as learn the history behind it. The show was naturally a success and phenomenon.