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Six (Kenny Wax / Global Musicals)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

A truly kick-ass performance, ‘Six’ features a pop band made up of Henry VIII’s six wives, in a concert that packs a punch in the face to the patriarchy. Harking back to the Spice Girls on the one hand, and the Tudors on the other, we follow each woman’s story in a series of energetic solos, whilst the others support as a high-energy chorus. Sequinned, slick and with stunning costumes, this group has serious power. Whilst I can’t ignore the fact that the dresses and dancing were hyper-sexualised, they also gave the show a force that was tangible in each head turn, hip swish and belted note. It was simply an awesome performance – go and “get down like it’s 1499”.

Underbelly George Square, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ela Portnoy]