Final casting has been announced for the West End return of new British musical SIX at the Arts Theatre from 30 August to 23 September 2018.
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale in Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ 75-minute high-octane pop concert musical powered by an all-female band. Songs include ‘Ex-Wives’, ‘Haus of Holbein’ and ‘Don’t Lose Ur Head’.
Jarneia Richard-Noel (Catherine Of Aragon) was in The Color Purple in Concert at Cadogan Hall; Millie O’Connell (Anne Boleyn) recently appeared in the UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and was understudy Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris; Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour) was Louise in Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory; Alexia McIntosh (Anna Of Cleves) was Rosa, in Godiva Rocks at Belgrade Theatre; Aimie Atkinson (Katherine Howard) was Daniela in In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre and
originated the lead role of Luisa in Zorro the Musical (UK tour); Maiya Quansah-Breed (Catherine Parr) has just graduated from Guildford School of Acting. Grace Mouat, who completes the cast, as swing/dance captain, has also just graduated from GSA.
Prior to the West End run, SIX will open at Norwich Playhouse (11-15 July) before Cambridge Arts Theatre (17-21 July) and the show will return to the Edinburgh Fringe to the main Underbelly purple cow in George Square (1-27 August).
SIX is a co-production between Kenny Wax and Global Musicals. Wendy Barnes of Global Musicals said:
“We are proud to debut their first musical and begin an ambitious and exciting journey for the piece, which is particularly timely as we strive for female equality and empowerment. These women were so much more than history would have us believe.”
SIX is directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set design by Emma Bailey, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Tim Deiling, sound design by Paul Gatehouse, musical supervision by Joe Beighton and orchestrations by Tom Curran.
Further UK tour dates to be announced.