Producers have announced the cast and creatives for the December 2017 and January 2018 performances of Six the musical at the Arts Theatre, London. 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 … Read more
It was fascinating to hear the animated discussion in the auditorium, in the intervals or scene breaks, about the identity of the murderer(s) (not to give anything away, you know) and there was an audible gasp from many when the final revelation came. It is rare indeed – and an indication of the success of the piece – to witness this level of genuine engagement between stage and audience. Gravitas comes from a detached but dead-accurate performance from Paul Nicholas and Ben Nealon’s welcome brio is the pulse of the play.