Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society: SiX, 5 stars ***** - One4Review
one4review | On 20, Aug 2017
Wow, truly blown away by this tour de force of girl-power-meets-Hamilton. Essentially, the six wives of Henry VIII are resurrected as a modern-day pop group called SiX, taking it in turns to tell their story through song and having a ‘competition’ amongst themselves to see who was treated the worst by Henry. It is laced with modern references as well as historical fact and is truly one of the best new productions I have ever seen at the Fringe.
It is fresh, different, classy, sassy and engaging with in-your-face brilliance. Each girl’s character has a different style of song to suit their story yet still blends in with the whole ensemble. They are powerhouses, very confident and outstanding performers. Humour and timing is spot on, harmonies are glorious, costumes varied and all completely different. Even the set, which isn’t actually used for anything, shows a nice attention to design and detail.
The live band is great and although the overall sound is loud, the balance is perfect.
I cannot fault this show, utterly impressed.
Review by Alan.