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Smash-hit musical Six returns to Nottingham Theatre Royal

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Multi-award-winning musical Six returns to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, next week after its sold-out run last September.

It runs from Tuesday, July 26, to Sunday, July 31.

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, Six sees the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their own personal tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st Century girl power.

Six is coming to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. (58026695)
Six is coming to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. (58026695)

These Queens may have green sleeves, but their lipstick is rebellious red.

The touring Queens will be played by Lauren Drew (Catherine of Aragon) Maddison Bulleyment (Anne Boleyn) Caitlin Tipping (Jane Seymour) Shekinah McFarlane (Anne of Cleves) Vicki Manser (Katherine Howard) and Elena Gyasi (Catherine Parr),

They are backed by the show’s all-female band, The Ladies in Waiting.

Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Six has truly become a global phenomenon since its early days as a student production in a 100-seat room during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Now, while it continues its sold-out UK tour, Six is also in the West End home of the Vaudeville Theatre, and has finally opened on Broadway.

Six was nominated for five Olivier Awards, including best new musical. It won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards.

There will be three performances of English Youth Ballet’s acclaimed production, Sleeping Beauty, at the Theatre Royal tomorrow and Saturday.

The lavish production will star six international principal dancers, formerly from The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Northern Ballet, and showcase the talents of 70 young dancers from the local area.

The cast was selected in a big online audition where videos of the young dancers had to be submitted to English Youth Ballet. More than 150 young dancers auditioned for the opportunity.

The young cast will have rehearsed for 60 hours over ten days of rehearsals at weekends, where they experienced the working life of a professional dancer.

English Youth Ballet director Janet Lewis said: “The cast have shown great enthusiasm and excitement in their Sleeping Beauty rehearsals.

"The cast are working hard not only on their ballet technique but on their performance quality that expresses the part they are dancing.”

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