News: Six the musical to play drive-in

Electrifying musical phenomenon SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will become the first West End musical to resume performances across the U.K. with Utilita Live From The Drive-In.

Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes and George Stiles announce today that SIX will play at 12 open air drive-in concert venues in London and other UK cities from Bristol to Edinburgh as part of Live Nation Entertainment’s Utilita Live From The Drive-In summer season.

Designed to comply with all official guidelines, Utilita Live From The Drive-In will deliver the UK’s premier drive-in experience, boasting concert quality sound from a live stage with a full state of the art sound system, lighting rig and high definition LED screens, creating an arena or stadium concert feel in a safe Drive-In setting adhering to the Government’s current social distancing rules to protect fans, artists, crews and staff at all times.

SIX, voted Musical of the Decade by Whatsonstage, will perform an 8-show week in each venue with customers arriving by car but able to step outside, picnic and party while they watch the festival-style live stage show from their own dedicated area next to their vehicle.

Producer Kenny Wax said: “We are delighted that SIX will spearhead the reopening of one of London and the UK’s most popular shows. With the industry in crisis, theatres struggling and some even going out of business, this drive-in event offers hope for the future and equally importantly, jobs for about 50 of our company including cast, musicians, stage managers, technicians and freelancers. We are using both our West End and UK touring casts, rehearsing and touring them in a bubble and having them work in teams of 6 (fortunate for us) as per the government guidance.”

Thousands of SIX fans were left bitterly disappointed when sold out runs at the Arts Theatre in London as well as up and down the country on the UK Tour were cancelled. All cancelled UK touring dates have been moved to 2021.

SIX is a global phenomenon. It was first performed as a student production in a 100-seat room at Sweet Venue at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As the pandemic struck, SIX was playing to sold out houses in London’s West End, across the UK and Australia, and had its opening night on Broadway on Thursday March 12 cancelled when three hours before, the New York Governor shut down theatreland.

SIX was nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, won the WOS award for Best Musical 2020, performed on the
results show of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and in front of thousands at West End Live.

Songs from the SIX studio album are streamed on average 450,000 per day making it the second highest streaming musical theatre recording in the world after ‘Hamilton’.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic in SIX to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

For more information visit livenation.co.uk/utilitalivefromthedrivein

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday 4 – Suday 9 August
MILTON KEYNES
The National Bowl, Watling St,
Milton Keyne, MK5 8AA

Tuersday 11 – Sunday 16 August
LIVERPOOL
Central Docks, Liverpool Waters,
Liverpool L3 0BH

Tuesday 11 – Sunday 16 August
LEEDS
Leeds East Airport
Church Fenton, Leeds, LS24 9SE

Tuesday 18 – Sunday 23 August
BOLTON
University of Bolton Stadium
Burnden Way, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6JW

Tuesday 18 – Sunday 23 August
TEESIDE
Teesside International Airport,
Tees Valley, Darlington, DL2 1LU,
Darlington

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 August
LINCOLN
Lincolnshire Showground
Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August
CHELTENHAM
Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

Tuesday 25 – Sunday 30 August
BRISTOL
Filton Airfield
Gloucester Road North, North Filton, Bristol BS34 7QH

Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 September
EDINBURGH
The Royal Highland Centre,
Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8NB,
Edinburgh

Tuesday 1 – Thurday 3 September
NEWMARKET
Newmarket Racecourse, The July Course,
Newmarket CB8 0XE

Saturday 5 – Thursday 10 September
BIRMINGHAM
Resorts World Arena, Perimeter Rd,
Birmingham B40 1NT

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 September
LONDON
Colesdale Farm
Colesdale is situated in Northaw village, a touch away from Greater London, sitting on the borders of the London Boroughs of Enfield and Barnet, with very easy access to the M25, A1 and A41

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