Curtain’s Up and the GOH is Back with SIX
I cannot tell you how amazing it was to walk through the doors of the newly refurbished Grand Opera House, as Covid restrictions had been lifted the place was bustling, it was amazing to see and long overdue in my opinion.
I got a sneak peak of the work on the ground floor though didn’t get upstairs as the place was so busy though, what I seen was outstanding, so fresh, modern, and really tasteful. On my next visit I’ll be sure to arrive extra early to take in the new bars and explore the heritage exhibition.
Right on the show SIX, admittedly I went having limited knowledge of the story/music and not reserved expectations on weather the show would be my cup of tea. OMG how wrong was I!
The SIX Queens were honestly amazing, the curtain went up, the audience roared, and the performers were on fire, individual vocals were fab, harmonies were out of this world and dancing not a step was missed, I genuinely could have been watching little mix or talent of higher calibre.
Let’s introduce the leading ladies: Caitlin Tipping as Jane Seymour, Vicki Manser as Katherine Howard, Lauren Drew as Catherin of Aragon, Maddison Bulleyment as Anne Boleyn, Shekinah McFarlane as Anna of Cleves & Elena Gyasi as Catherine Parr, all outstandingly talented.
"Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived"
What’s it about you ask! It’s a modern retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. They have come together as a band to stage a pop concert and invite the audience to hear their stories. They cannot decide who should be the lead singer, so they initiate a competition, or singing battle, to see who suffered the most as Queen. Each wife believes they had it toughest and they belittle each other’s attempts to prove their hardship. However, they become frustrated that their place in history is defined by one man. Together, they decide to pick up the pen and the microphone and re-write their own stories. They are more than a rhyme, more than a wife, and much more than one King could handle.
As one Queen announced it’s not HISTORY its HER-STORY, and what an epic telling it was.
Oh and let’s not forget the 4 piece band who performed alongside the girls on stage, all powerful woman I may add
To round up last night It was 85 minutes of pure pleasure, don't miss it!
SIX Runs until Sunday 10th though tickets are limited, pop over to www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/six/ to book or for more info
Thanks, as always for the invite
Photos by Johan Persson