SIX THE MUSICAL, starring Danielle Steers, has unveiled drive-in performances will be taking place in 12 locations from August.
While the show’s tour and West End productions have been put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, drive-in shows will be permitted under new government rules. Three-hundred vehicles can attend each show with a maximum of seven people allowed per car. There will be an adjacent space next to each vehicle to picnic and party.
All shows will be mounted in line with social distancing rules, with large screens and light displays making the productions a true live-experience. The show will play in full with a backing band on stage, complete choreography and costumes.
The cast for the piece will be a mix of the West End and tour ensembles, with the drive-in show opening at Milton Keynes on 4 August and run until 9 August. It will then visit Liverpool (11 to 16 August), Leeds (11 to 16 August), Bolton (18 to 23 August), Teesside (18 to 23 August), Lincoln (25 to 27 August), Cheltenham (29 to 30 August), Bristol (25 to 30 August), Edinburgh (1 to 6 September), Newmarket (1 to 3 September), Birmingham (5 to 10 September) and London’s Colesdale Farm (8 to 12 September).
Six is currently booking at the Arts Theatre into 2021 and had just opened for previews on Broadway when the pandemic struck. It won the inaugural BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical earlier this year at the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards.
Producer Kenny Wax said: “We are delighted that Six will spearhead the reopening of one of London and the UK’s most popular shows. With the industry in crisis, theatres struggling and some even going out of business, this drive-in event offers hope for the future and equally importantly, jobs for about 50 of our company including cast, musicians, stage managers, technicians and freelancers.
“We are using both our West End and UK touring casts, rehearsing and touring them in a bubble and having them work in teams of six (fortunate for us) as per the government guidance.”
Songs from the SIX studio album are streamed on average 450,000 per day making it the second-highest streaming musical theatre recording in the world after ‘Hamilton’.
Presale is available from 8am on 2nd July 2020.
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