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Last week, I reviewed This Beautiful Fantastic.
I’m taking a break from Brexit news. The EU granted an extension until January 31st and Parliament approved an election for December 12. There’s unlikely to be much progress on Brexit until after the election.
Jean reviewed The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott, a story about a mad woman as a scary pick for the Halloween season.
My first awareness of Six, the musical, came when this flash mob at the Tower of London showed up in my social media:
I was surprised by how well the crowd knew the choreography until I discovered the secret at What’s On Stage. Six released a video to teach the dance steps about a week before the flash mob:
The two videos together make a fun and empowering 15-minute dance workout.I love any story about women finding their strength! And, I recently learned about Henry the Eighth’s six wives from Lucy Worsley’s Secrets of The Six Wives. So, I’m really excited about this musical.
Six is currently running in the West End of London at the Arts Theatre. A new production of the show is on its way to Broadway, with preview shows already completed in Boston and Chicago. A friend of mine saw it in Boston and enjoyed it. Six is in Edmonton, Canada now and will be in St. Paul, Minnesota for the Christmas season. Broadway previews begin in February with the official opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 12, 2020.
Unfortunately, I don’t have trips planned to any of those locations! I’ll keep an eye out for Six to show up in St. Louis in a couple of years.
Will you have an opportunity to see Six?