HEADING out on its first UK tour is the West End smash hit musical SIX.

It opens its nine-month tour of the country at Guildford on October 24 and will be visiting 33 venues - including Worcestershire's top entertainment venue, Malvern’s Festival Theatre - for one week from Tuesday, October 29.

Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the show’s producers have now announced the full cast which will see the touring Queens played by Lauren Drew (Catherine of Aragon), Maddison Bulleyment (Anne Boleyn), Lauren Byrne (Jane Seymour), Shekinah McFarlane (Anna of Cleves), Jodie Steele (Katherine Howard) and Athena Collins (Catherine Parr), with Alternates Jennifer Caldwell, Cassandra Lee and Harriet Watson.

The cast are backed by the show’s all-female band, The Ladies in Waiting.

The SIX phenomenon appears to show no sign of abating.

Two years to the day since the show premiered as a student production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SIX announced its Broadway transfer to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York following sold out runs in Chicago and Boston.

Back in London where SIX continues to sell every seat for every performance at the Arts Theatre, the show was nominated for five 2019 OIivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, SIX sees the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their own personal tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.

The songs from the show have proved to be a chart storming sensation racking up 50 million streams and adding 300,000 daily.

Ann Boleyn’s song ‘Don’t Lose Ur Head’ has been shared over half a billion times on the TIK TOK app. These Queens may have green sleeves, but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again… Divorced. Beheaded… Live!

The show is on stage at the Festival from Tuesday, October 29 to Sunday, November 3. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk.