The international smash-hit SIX announces that it will be the first West End musical to perform again after Lockdown! SIX will join the Utilita Live From The Drive-In summer shows and rock out 8 shows a week at 12 open air sites across the U.K. in London, Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Newmarket and Teesside. 300 vehicles can attend each show with a maximum of seven people allowed in each car
Fans will be able to picnic and party as they watch the festival-style full length show live from their own dedicated area next to their vehicle.
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 theatre land.
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.
Tickets will go on sale at 8am on Friday 3rd of July Here
Which SIX cast members will be performing?
The producers are sending the Arts Theatre cast and the UK Tour casts on tour subject to the Queens own availability. They can’t guarantee any individual cast members at specific performances.
Arts Theatre Cast: Milton Keynes, Leeds, Teeside, Lincoln, Cheltenham, Newmarket, Birmingham
Tour Cast: Liverpool, Bolton, Bristol, Edinburgh, London.
Will I be seeing the full show?
Yes, the whole show will be performed live from start to finish. The duration is 75 minutes and there is no interval.
Will the cast be wearing their show costumes?
Is the show being performed as a concert or with full choreography?
The cast will be performing the show with full choreography.
How will I see the stage and the cast if we are parked a long way away?
Like most concerts there will be large screens either side of the stage and live show footage played on the screens.
Can I sing and dance along?
The producers and organisers hope you can enjoy yourselves without spoiling the enjoyment of others around you!
Will the music be played live by the musicians?
Yes, the musicians, our ‘ladies in waiting’ will be playing live.
Will we be able to ‘meet and greet’ after the show for autographs and photos?
Due to current social distancing guidelines related to Covid 19, sadly the cast will not be available after the performance to meet audience members.
Is the show being filmed for broadcast?
No, this production is not being filmed and filming of the performance prior to the Mega Six is strictly prohibited.
How much are the tickets?
Ticket prices are as followed:
- Car for 2 £55 / £80 (Premium)
- Car for 3 £75 / £109 (Premium)
- Car for 4 £95 / £138 (Premium)
- Car for 5 £115 / £167 (Premium)
- Car for 6 £135 / £196 (Premium)
- Car for 7 £155 / £225 (Premium)
A Premium ticket includes a guaranteed location in the first 3 rows from the front of the stage as well as a priority exit from site at the end of show.
wHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?
Experience some of your favourite acts in a unique, once in a lifetime setting, similar to an outdoor concert. The only difference is there will be far fewer people - around 300 cars per show.
The Event will provide the following to ensure an incredible experience for you and the family.