Toby Marlow’s and Lucy Moss’ musical SIX returned to Cambridge as the ADC late show for a week. I had done some promotion shots for them back in June, but missed their performance at the Edinburgh Fringe, so I was really happy to be able to catch their Saturday performance in Cambridge. What a show! We did some quick shots before the show, and then I managed to snap a few pictures from the front row during the actual show, as well as a series of photos with those incredible LED lighted picture frames. It was a visual and musical wonder, below are some of my favourite photos from the evening.
Divorced, beheaded, live in concert!
The six wives of Henry VIII are back …performing their highly-anticipated show as the world-famous girl-group, SIX! Ripped from the pages of stuffy history books, this newly written musical has all the sass and sparkle of a 21st century pop concert performed by history’s most misunderstood women.
With a live band and heaps of high-energy choreography, let SIX sing you through the hook-ups and heartbreaks hidden behind Henry – this is a punchy, herstoric retelling of events that will blow away the cobwebs!
After a sold out Edinburgh Fringe run, Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society’s original musical returns to the ADC. Get ready for a combination of some of the best writing, musical, acting, technical and creative talent in Cambridge!
(Text from Camdram)
For the first few songs I snapped a few photos, but after that I decided to switch to filming the songs instead, so as not to disturb my neighbours too much with the shutter clicking.
“Welcome to the show, to the histo-remix
Switching up the flow as we add the prefix
Everybody knows that we used to be six wives”
“Listen up, let me tell you a story
A story that you think you’ve heard before”
“Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived,
But just for you tonight, we’re Divorced, Beheaded, LIVE!”
“Sitting here all alone, on a throne, in a palace that I happen to own,
Bring me some pheasant, keep it on the bone”
“You – you said that I tricked ya
Coz I – I didn’t look like my profile picture”
“I’m the queen of the castle – get down you dirty rascals”
“We’re one of a kind – no category
Too many years – lost in history
We’re free – to take our crowning glory
For five more minutes – we’re SiX!”
“For FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE more minute – we’re SiX!”
Many thanks to the SiX cast for a fun evening!
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Catherine of Aragon – Megan Gilbert
Anne Boleyn – Ashleigh Weir
Jane Seymour – Holly Musgrave
Anna of Cleves – Matilda Wickham
Katherine Howard – Annabel Marlow
Catherine Parr – Shimali de Silva
Drums – Ruari Paterson-Achenbach
Tenor Sax – Sam Kirby
Keys 1 – Joanna Cheng
Keys 2 – Noah Poulson
Keys 3 – Sam Kirby
Bass – Joanna Ward
Guitar – Max Goodall
Producer – Alex Barnett
Director – Jamie Armitage
Composer/Writer – Toby Marlow
Writer – Lucy Moss
Musical Director – Ruari Paterson-Achenbach
Assistant Director – Anna Moody
Lighting Designer – Rebecca Fry
Sound Designer – Alan Egan
Set Designer – Jack Parham
Stage Manager – Alex Barnett
Graphic Designer – Zoe Yibowei
Costume Designer – Agnes Cameron
Orchestrator – Joe Beighton,Stephen Gage
ASM – Priya Bryant
Associate Producer – Tom Bevan
Lighting Focuser – Avi Velevski,Armand Feuilleaubois
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth, Laura Wells
Toby and Lucy took the musical to West End, and you can listen to the songs from there on Spotify.