Sophie Isaacs will be crowned the new Katherine Howard in the West End cast of Six The Musical at the Arts Theatre, joining the production on 21 January 2020.
Sophie will replace Vicki Manser, who is leaving Six to become the alternate Carole King in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical on a UK tour.
The current West End Queendom are Jarneia Richard-Noel (as Catherine of Aragon), Courtney Bowman (Anne Boleyn), Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour), Alexia McIntosh (Anna of Cleves), Vicki Manser (Katherine Howard), Danielle Steers (Catherine Parr), with Zara MacIntosh (Alternate Catherine of Aragon and Katherine Howard), Cherelle Jay (Alternate Anne Boleyn and Anna of Cleves), Hana Stewart (Alternate Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr) and Collette Guitart (Dance Captain/Understudy).
Isaacs starred as Heather McNamara in the cult West End hit musical Heathers, she was Annette in the sold-out critically acclaimed European premiere of Cruel Intentions the musical at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and is currently starring as Goldilocks in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium. Her other major musical theatre roles include Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Frenchy in Grease, Sandra Beaumont in Made In Dagenham, Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray and Margot in Legally Blonde.
Critically acclaimed across the UK with a soundtrack storming the charts with over 75 million streams to date, Six The Musical sees the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic in to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.
Nominated for five 2019 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design, the show’s 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hastened its West End transfer which opened in January 2019. This homegrown histo-remixed pop-concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss is enjoying an open-ended run at the Arts Theatre, currently booking to July 2020.
And the Queens are going global: a Broadway transfer has been announced for February 2020 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, following north American runs in Chicago, Boston, Edmonton and Minnesota. Six will also open in Australia at the Sydney Opera House in January 2020. It is currently selling out theatres across the UK in a 33-venue tour that continues to summer 2020.
Six is written by Marlow and Moss, with direction by Moss and Jamie Armitage, 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 and musical orchestration by Tom Curran. Musical supervision is by Joe Beighton, associate choreographer is Freya Sands, musical director is Katy Richardson and associate musical director is Arlene McNaught.