Six the musical written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss sees the six wives of Henry VIII leaping out of the history books and into a musical in London’s West End.
The cast of Six are Aimie Atkinson (Katherine Howard) was Daniela in In The Heights, Elizabeth the lead in Dirty Dancing and won the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre contest, Izuka Hoyle (Catherine Parr) was Selena in the musical Working at Southwark Playhouse. She was Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2017. Renée Lamb (Catherine of Aragon) was Roz Keith in the musical 9 to 5. Genesis Lynea (Anna of Cleves) is best known as series regular Maddie Harper in The 4 O’Clock Club, the CBBC series about hip hop and homework. Christina Modestou (Anne Boleyn) was Nina in In the Heights, she was also in Shrek and Urinetown and covered and played Killer Queen in We Will Rock You. Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour) was Louise in Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory and appeared in West End musicals Billy Elliott, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Les Miserables, as young Cosette.
The clever creatives bringing Six the musical to the stage are Lottie Wakeham (Director), Cressida Carre (Choreographer), Joe Beighton (Musical Director), Tom Curran (Orchestrations), Andy Graham (Sound Design), Rebecca Fry (Lighting Designer), Roberto Surace (Costume Designer) and Jamie Armitage (Associate Director).
Writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss said: “This really is a dream come true. We’d like to thank Prince Harry and Meghan for announcing their engagement this week and helping raise interest in Royal brides to fever pitch – although they haven’t got back to us after we offered to provide entertainment at the wedding!”
Six the musical is being performed at the Arts Theatre on 18 December 2017 and 8, 15 and 22 January 2018.