Final casting is today announced for the new British musical SIX at the Arts Theatre from Thursday 30 August – Sunday 23 September.
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing 500 years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.
Powered by an all-female band and with songs including Ex-Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this high-octane pop concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss is widely tipped to be one of the most exciting new West End shows of 2018.
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, 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 Kings 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 following last year’s sell-out run it 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: “Kenny, Andy and I saw the previous production independently of each other but we were all immediately blown away by the funny, relevant humour and infectious score that these two young talents had created. 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.”
Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage. Choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Set Design: Emma Bailey. Costume Design: Gabriella Slade. Lighting Design: Tim Deiling. Sound Design: Paul Gatehouse. Musical Supervisor: Joe Beighton. Orchestrations Tom Curran.