A Royal Musical Phenomenon: ‘Six’ Arrives in Manila This October

‘SIX’ the musical tells the extraordinary story of King Henry VIII’s six wives, who step out of the shadow of their infamous husband and reclaim their own narratives. | photograph courtesy of GMG Productions

The Queens are ready to reign supreme in Manila as Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes and George Stiles, in association with GMG Productions, proudly present the hit musical directly from the West End: Six. The production is set to dazzle Filipino audiences with its revolutionary take on history and music, with a strictly limited season in Manila, running from 1 to 20 October at the Theatre at Solaire.

Six tells the extraordinary story of King Henry VIII’s six wives, who step out of the shadow of their infamous husband and reclaim their own narratives. Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the modern-pop inspired musical brings these historical figures to life, portraying them as fierce and influential pop stars in their own right. Audiences are taken on a journey through the lives of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr, each telling their own story and reclaiming their own narrative. 

Since its debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017, Six has received widespread critical acclaim, leaving audience enthralled by its infectious energy, catchy tunes and empowering message. UK’s The Daily Telegraph called it “a theatrical phenomenon,” while US’ Vogue writes the show as “a rioutous explosion of wit that speaks strongly and vibrantly to today.” 

Six has also received well-deserved recognition in the industry, winning 35 major international awards, including two prestigious Tony Awards and a Grammy nomination. Today, the global hit has been seen by over 3.5 million people worldwide every year since its premiere and has toured internationally in the United States, Canada, Australia and South Korea. 

GMG Productions’ chief executive officer Carlos Candal expressed his excitement, “Bringing Six the Musical to Manila is a momentous occasion. The energy and impact of this production are unparalleled, and we believe Manila audiences are in for a royal treat. This is not just a show but an experience that celebrates the strength and resilience of women in a way that is both entertaining and empowering.”

The Manila season is presented at The Theatre at Solaire by GMG Productions, with tickets on sale on 19 April only through TicketWorld. Theatre fans can enjoy exclusive first access to the show with UnionBank of the Philippines as the show’s official sponsor and pre-sale partner or through the GMG Six the Musical waitlist at www.gmg-productions.com. The waitlist will run from 10 March to 12 April, with the pre-sale period running from 15 to 17 April.

Be part of HER-story when Six, the hit musical, arrives at The Theatre at Solaire in October 2024. For updates and exclusive announcements, visit www.gmg-productions.com or follow us @gmg.productions