Final casting is announced today for the return of Six, the hit musical by recent Cambridge grads Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. The show returns to the West End’s Arts Theatre, where it ran for a short sold-out season in 2018, in January next year.
Fifty thousand seats are on sale for a 16-week season from Thursday 17 January to Sunday 5 May 2019, with many dates already sold out.
The full, original West End cast will make its triumphant, royal return after being named the Best Ensemble in a Play or Musical at the 2018 BroadwayWorld Awards: Jarneia Richard-Noel as Catherine of Aragon (The Color Purple in Concert, Cadogan Hall); Millie O’Connell as Anne Boleyn (Thoroughly Modern Millie UK tour, 42nd Street, Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris); Natalie Paris as Jane Seymour (Sunday in the Park with George, Menier Chocolate Factory); Alexia McIntosh as Anna of Cleves (Godiva Rocks, Belgrade Theatre); Aimie Atkinson as Katherine Howard (In The Heights, Kings Cross Theatre, Zorro the Musical UK tour).
Six marked the professional debuts of Maiya Quansah-Breed (Catherine Parr) and Grace Mouat (alternate Jane Seymour/Katherine Howard and dance captain) who both graduated from Guildford School of Acting last summer.
From January the cast will be joined by two additional alternates. Vicki Manser as alternate Anne Boleyn and Anna of Cleves (Bat Out of Hell, West End and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2nd cover Carole, West End). Courtney Stapleton is the alternate Catherine of Aragon and Catherine Parr (Bat Out of Hell – dance captain, West End, Les Misérables, West End and Mamma Mia! (West End).
In the concert-style show which features a phenomenal all-female band: the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, these Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red!
Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, the creative team also includes choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set designer Emma Bailey, costume designer, Gabriella Slade. lighting designer Tim Deiling, sound designer Paul Gatehouse, musical orchestrator Tom Curran, musical supervisor Joe Beighton, associate choreographer Freya Sands, musical director Katy Richardson and associate musical director Arlene McNaught.