Six the Musical’s Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss: ‘Theatre is at a crossroads among accessibility and elitism’

Six the Musical’s Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss: ‘Theatre is at a crossroads between accessibility and elitism’

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ow that our roadmap out of lockdown has been uncovered, the pathway to reopening theatres is back again on the agenda. Right after twelve months of shut doors, we’re hoping that 2021 seriously will be the 12 months of rebuilding our West End and over and above, so we’ve been talking to London’s theatre stars about the recovery forward, and why it matters so much.

This week, our How theatre will rebuild sequence will convey you a new discussion each individual day from folks who have introduced us some of the most exciting and influential shows of the last handful of several years. We’re asking them what the earlier calendar year has been like for them, and how they are feeling about what lies ahead.

Now we’re conversing to Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the unstoppable creators of Six the Musical. Very first prepared when they were at university and executed at the Edinburgh Fringe, the display – which tells the story of Henry VIII’s 6 wives in pop concert format – has due to the fact turn into a phenomenal world-wide results, offering out in the West End and transferring to Broadway.

“Actually now in this area of nothingness that we’ve had for a year, you seem back again and consider ‘oh my gosh’ – it did form of explode in a way that was some thing we didn’t realise at the time,” Marlow tells us about how the final 12 months has permitted them to seem again on its accomplishment.

The show was because of to have its opening evening on Broadway on the quite exact night time that it shut down, and Marlow and Moss shared their memories of that unforgettable working day. They also talked about obtaining title-checked by Hillary Clinton, the danger that theatre was becoming inaccessible ahead of the pandemic and how the government should really assist its recovery.

Future 7 days, we’ll announce the twelve recipients of our Upcoming Theatre Fund, in association with TikTok and in partnership with the Countrywide Youth Theatre. The £120k fund will be distributed to talents working throughout disciplines from directing to style, in buy to guidance those people struggling to break into the field since of the pandemic.

The Night Normal Upcoming Theatre Fund, in association with TikTok and in partnership with the Countrywide Youth Theatre, supports emerging expertise in British theatre. View dwell as we unveil the 12 recipients on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 7pm GMT, on regular.co.united kingdom/futuretheatrefund