Composer steps up when singers fall sick

Composer steps up when singers fall sick


norman lebrecht

July 30, 2019

There has been something of an epidemic at the London show Six, featuring the unhappy wives of Henry VIII (name them if you can).

Maiya Quansah-Breed, who usually plays Catherine Parr, was on leave this week. Her two standbys came down with colds and the final understudy was already standing in for Jane Seymour.

Call the composer.

For two nights, Toby Marlow sang his own songs on stage.

He tweeted:


  • Me! says:

    Isn’t “I fancy u” a bit improper and contra metoo??

  • Rustier spoon says:

    His spelling is pretty good…I wonder though why he can’t spell “you” and “you’re”…