Quote Of The Day

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Monday, September 17, 2018

Six - Divorced, Beheaded, Live! "These six strong women are wickedly portrayed rather than wickedly betrayed." @ArtsTheatreLDN @sixthemusical #sixthemusical #queens

Last Friday night Stuart and I sent to see Six at the Arts Theatre in London's glitzy West End.

We all think we know the story of Henry VIII's six wives; "Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived." but this new musical remixes their stories from Tudor queens to pop princesses. We were treated to a right royal night out, in that long British tradition of making history fun.

It may be cloaked in silliness, but Six makes some serious points about female victimhood and survival. These six strong women are wickedly portrayed rather than wickedly betrayed. If GCSE history classes were half as energised as the musical Six there would have been a 100% pass rate.

No comments:

Post a Comment