Sydney critics have fallen for the sassy queens of Six, the West End hit whose Australian production precedes the show’s Broadway debut by a month or so.
“Six is shiny and loud and fast and funny, with great songs,” wrote Harriet Cunningham in The Sydney Morning Herald. “But the real kicker is that its glittery wrapping unfurls to reveal a deliciously subversive alternative to the history books. I’m calling it now. This is the must see show of the summer.”
Ben Neutze in Time Out notes that the show “has attracted some criticism overseas for not being particularly profound in its pop feminism statements” but has nothing but praise for the six performers:
“Sufficeth to say they all have serious vocal and comedic chops, and if they’re the future of musical theatre performers in Australia, the artform is in safe hands.”
“Wildly entertaining, joyous and exhilarating,” is Limelight editor Jo Litson’s opinion. “It’s not desperately deep and meaningful, but there are serious comments woven in as quick asides, and the show certainly makes a point about women being erased from history, about sleazy men, about claiming your identity and about sisterhood.”
Six, she adds, is “likely to attract a new, young audience.”
Writing for The Guardian, Cassie Tongue describes Six as “a joyous celebration of sisterhood. It’s the kind of show that makes you want to be a teenager again; if you’d found Six when you were sixteen, you’d be obsessed too. No wonder it’s getting 60,000 streams per day.”
Six plays in The Studio, Sydney Opera House, until March 5