Final Casting Announced For The Return Of SIX To The West End
Final casting is announced today for the return of SIX, the hit musical by recent Cambridge grads Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. SIX returns to the Arts Theatre in the West End, where it ran for a short, sold out season in 2018.
50,000 seats are on sale for a 16-week season from Thursday 17th January - Sunday 5 May 2019, with many dates already sold out.
The full, original West End cast will make their triumphant, royal return after being named the Best Ensemble in a Play or Musical at the 2018 BroadwayWorld Awards:
Jarneia Richard-Noel (Catherine of Aragon) The Color Purple in Concert (Cadogan Hall).
Alexia McIntosh (Anna of Cleves) Godiva Rocks (Rosa - Belgrade Theatre).
SIX marked the professional debuts of Maiya Quansah-Breed (Catherine Parr) and Grace Mouat (alternate Jane Seymour/Katherine Howard and Dance Captain), who both graduated from Guildford School of Acting last summer.
From January the cast will be joined by two additional alternates.
Courtney Stapleton (alternate Catherine of Aragon & Catherine Parr) Bat Out of Hell (Dance Captain - West End), Les Misérables (Cover Eponine - West End) and Mamma Mia! (Cover Ali - West End).
SIX - the concert-style show with a phenomenal all-female band: the SIX wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, these Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red!
Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage. Choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Set Designer: Emma Bailey. Costume Designer: Gabriella Slade. Lighting Designer: Tim Deiling. Sound Designer: Paul Gatehouse. Musical Orchestrator: Tom Curran. Musical Supervisor: Joe Beighton. Associate Choreographer: Freya Sands. Musical Director: Katy Richardson. Associate Musical Director: Arlene McNaught.
Toby and Lucy met at university, where they spent three years making theatre together and dancing aggressively to Jason Derulo at every opportunity. In January 2017, they made their first foray into writing as a duo with the musical, SIX. Following the show's initial success as a student production in Edinburgh, it returned in 2018 as one of the main shows in the Underbelly's Udderbelly Cow venue. Here it was one of the biggest hits of the festival, selling more than 10,000 seats and adding extra shows due to overwhelming public demand. SIX transferred to the West End where it sold out, night after night at the Arts Theatre. Toby and Lucy, along with Zak Ghazi-Torbati, also make up the award-winning theatre company Hot Gay Time Machine, whose show, Hot Gay Time Machine - winner of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence - is in the West End for a Christmas season at Trafalgar Studios, following a critically acclaimed, 100% sold-out, five-star run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
Kenny Wax Ltd - Producer
Kenny Wax Ltd produced the multi-award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, currently in the West End, on Broadway and on a US tour. Peter Pan Goes Wrong played twice in the West End and is now touring Australia and New Zealand. Kenny's third show with Mischief Theatre, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is currently in its third year at the Criterion Theatre, with Mischief Movie Night - the improvised movie on stage - gaining Mischief their fourth consecutive Olivier nomination. Last year Kenny produced Sally Cookson's adaptation of Francesco Fellini's Oscar winning masterpiece La Strada, which ran at The Other Palace following a regional tour. Kenny presented the world première of Top Hat, winning three Olivier Awards from its seven nominations, including 'Best New Musical'. Once on This Island also won the Olivier for Best New Musical in 1995. Kenny is renowned for producing some of the best family theatre including We're Going On A Bear Hunt; Tall Stories' The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom; plus the stage adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather. Christmas 2018 sees the opening of a new stage adaptation of Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch, co-produced by Northampton Royal & Derngate. Kenny was nominated as 'Producer of the Year' at the 2017 Stage Newspaper Awards and is the President of the Society of London Theatre.