Rumours have been going around for a while but this morning it was confirmed that phenomenon Six will be leaving its home at the Arts theatre to transfer to the Lyric theatre for a limited 11 week run.
The show has been playing to sold out audiences at the 350 capacity Arts theatre since January 2019. It will now move into the 915 capacity Lyric Theatre beginning in November with social distancing reducing the capacity by half. The show will play a whopping 9 shows a week at the theatre with performances beginning on Saturday 14th November and lasting until Sunday 31st January. After that it plans to move back to the Arts.
Six is due to return to the Arts theatre beginning on March 2nd 2021 with a run there currently booking until September 5th 2021.
The Lyric had most recently been home to Thriller Live since 2009 though that closed this year to make way for the Bob Marley musical Get Up, Stand Up due to open there next year.
The London cast will see Jarnéia Richard-Noel, Courtney Bowman, Natalie Paris, Alexia McIntosh, Sophie Isaacs, Danielle Steers, Zara Macintosh, Cherelle Jay, Hana Stewart and Collette Guitart return to their roles.
As well as that, Six has announced the show will run at the Lowry in Salford for six weeks from Friday November 27th with the production's tour cast expected to star.
Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes and George Stiles said: "Across our two UK productions of Six we have the opportunity to give work to 100 or so actors, musicians, technicians, stage managers, production managers, costume makers, marketing, press, ticketing and office staff. We accept that with social distancing it is unlikely to be economically viable, but we hope to entertain many thousands of theatregoers who have been starved of live entertainment since March. We hope that opening Six will help build audience confidence and bring business back to the local economy.
"We also understand that restarting productions, particularly musicals, remains impossible for most producers for reasons of scale, finance and lack of cancellation insurance. We continue to look forward to the day when social distancing is removed and theatre can play to 100 per cent capacity."
This will come as good news to the legions of fans in the Queendom who have had a rollercoaster few months with announcements and cancellations regarding the show.
Tickets are available from Wednesday at https://www.sixthemusical.com/