Hit musical Six has announced a new six-month West End booking period, running to 5 July 2020, plus there is news of four new Queens joining the line-up for the London production.
Eighty-five thousand seats at the Arts Theatre have on sale. The show was previously booking there to 5 January, 2020 which marked its first year of sold out shows in the West End.
Millie O’Connell and Maiya Quansah Breed’s final performance will be 13 October. Courtney Bowman and Danielle Steers take over the roles of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr from 15 October, joining original cast members Jarneia Richard-Noel (Catherine of Aragon), Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour), Alexia McIntosh (Anna of Cleves) and Aimie Atkinson (Katherine Howard).
From July, 2019, Collette Guitart will join the Arts company as a dance captain/understudy. Shekinah Macfarlane will also join as alternate Catherine of Aragon and Anna of Cleves from July through to October 2019. Alternate casting will be announced soon.
Courtney Bowman is currently playing Fatimah in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the West End and was Horse in Stiles and Drewe’s The Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium. Danielle Steers was acclaimed for her vocals as Zahara in Bat Out of Hell and she recently played Carmen in Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse. Her other West End shows include Beautiful, The Bodyguard and Legally Blonde. Collette Guitart was in Bat Out of Hell and 27 – Rise of a Falling Star. Shekinah Macfarlane is currently in American Idiot, and her recent shows include Hair, Tommy and Parade. The UK touring cast will be announced soon.
Six, by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, was nominated for five 2019 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. Moss and Jamie Armitage direct the production with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille.The show’s 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hastened its West End transfer which opened in January 2019. The production is playing to sold out houses at the Arts Theatre and a year-long 33-venue UK tour starts at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on 24 October 2019.
The North American premiere of Six at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre recently extended its record-breaking run to August. Meanwhile, further international voyages are in discussion for Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea and China.