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NEWS – 13 June 2022

A royal announcement as Tudor Queens, pop royalty and an ogre princess head for His Majesty’s Theatre.

Six the Musical, The Bodyguard and Shrek the Musical to join 2023 line up at His Majesty’s Theatre.


Multi award-winning and critically acclaimed musical Six is among three new hit shows heading for Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre.

The Bodyguard and Shrek the Musical complete the trio of sensational new shows announced by Aberdeen Performing Arts today.

Critically acclaimed internationally with a sound-track storming up the UK pop charts, sell-out Tudor take-off Six the Musical was named winner of the 2022 Whatsonstage Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and will be making its royal debut in Aberdeen 9-13 May 2023.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.

Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie said: “With chart-topping music and a powerful message, Six is musical theatre at its cutting edge best, packing a punch with its feminist take on Henry VIII’s reign. This is a must-see show and we are proud to be bringing it to Aberdeen along such a spectacular production as The Bodyguard, and of course this brand new production of Shrek the Musical, which is guaranteed to be full of family fun.”

“We hope audiences don’t lose their heads and get their tickets booked!”

Smash-hit musical The Bodyguard comes to His Majesty’s Theatre 2-6 May 2023.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

A brand new production of ‘Shrek the Musical will be painting the town green when the re-imagined hit show comes to His Majesty’s Theatre from 12-16 September 2023.

Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit Shrek the Musical is a fun filled and hilarious musical comedy.

Join unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they embark on a big, bright, musical adventure. Featuring the beloved Princess Fiona, the evil Lord Farquaad, a host of magical fairy-tale characters and fabulous songs including the smash hit ‘I’m a Believer’, Shrek the Musical is guaranteed fun for all ages.

Tickets for all three shows go on sale to Friends of Aberdeen Performing Arts on Thursday, 16 June and on general sale on Friday, 17 June and are available online, by phone (01224) 641122 or by visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.