Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived!

Recently, I went with my mum and grandma to watch Six the musical at the Mayflower in Southampton. This was a Christmas present from my mum and we had a great time.

If you're not familiar with Six, it is a musical about Henry the 8th's six wives where they kind of take back the narrative as their own.

It started at 4pm, so we went for lunch in Red Dog Saloon, and did some shopping beforehand.

Six the musical at the mayflower southampton

The musical

The musical itself was not as long as others I'd seen, and there was no interval which was quite good if you don't like to sit for too long.

Our seats were near the back of the stalls in row YY, but we still had a clear view of the stage.

One of my favourite things about the musical was the outfits! The costume department score a 10/10 on that one.

The singing and dancing of each of the queens was so impressive too, all 6 of them were amazing. Incidentally, the 6 queens were the only characters in the musical, the only other people that were on stage with them were the musicians.

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The storyline went chronologically about each queen, they would all tell their story and have a solo. This way, they were all the leading lady and they were reclaiming the narrative. This is because when most people think of the 6 wives, they think of them because they were Henry the 8th's wives. 

Now, after watching the musical, I feel like they are way more important figures in history than just being wives of a king. Especially a king that beheaded them, divorced them, and all sorts of other evil things.

Should you watch Six in a theatre near you?

Yes! I would definitely recommend booking Six in a theatre near you when you can. It was educational because now I know which queen was beheaded, divorced, etc - great pub quiz knowledge! It was also funny, and very VERY entertaining with great vocals and dancing.

There were lots of families there with young children, although there were a lot of innuendos, I feel like these would probably go over the children's heads making it funny for adults and suitable for children.

If anyone needs me, I will be listening to the soundtrack until further notice. Warning: the songs WILL get stuck in your head.

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What's the best musical you've seen?


  1. I was thinking of going to this one. Sounds like it is worth a visit.

  2. Great review! I saw this a few years back as I loved the sound of it. It wasn't my favourite but it's definitely an interesting show. I loved a recent show by the same creators - Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (definitely aimed at children but good fun for any age)

  3. This is interesting, I'v never been to this event before and would love to check it. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I've heard of this musical and it's definitely one I would love to go and see! I loved reading your review x

    Lucy Mary

  5. I'd love to see Six! I've heard great things although I don't think I've ever been to a show without an interval before. The best show I've seen is Back To the Future!

  6. This is a great review, and we really enjoyed reading about Six. Henry VIII was quite the character. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing, sounds like you had fun watching the musical :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures