The London theatre production of Six The Musical has announced an all-new cast for the show, playing at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.
For the first time in the show’s history a completely all-new cast of principles, alternates and swings will join the production.
The cast’s six new principles will be Amy Di Bartolome as Catherine of Aragon, Amanda Lindgren as Anne Boleyn, Claudia Kariuki as Jane Seymour, Dionne Ward-Anderson as Anna of Cleves, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe as Katherine Howard and Meesha Turner as Catherine Parr.
They are joined by Paisley Billings, Danielle Rose, and Roxanne Couch as Alternates, Rachel Rawlinson as Swing and Esme Rothero as Swing and Dance Captain.
The new cast’s first performance will be on 16 November 2021, with the current cast finishing up on 14 November.
Six The Musical started in London at the Arts Theatre, before restarting after Covid at the Lyric. The Vaudeville Theatre is now it’s permanent home in London. The musical started life as a student production in 2017 at the Edinburgh Festival and has grown to become a phenomenon, with a UK tour and a New York production now running. The Australian show reopens at the Sydney Opera House in December.
On 28 October the show is launching a new Studio Album on vinyl following the huge success of the show’s soundtrack, with currently 450 million streams and over 3 billion views on TikTok.
Six The Musical is by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, and co-directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, featuring choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. The design team includes Emma Bailey (Set Design), Gabriella Slade (Costume Design), Tim Deiling (Lighting Design) and Paul Gatehouse (Sound Design). The score features orchestrations by Tom Curran with music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton. Casting for ‘SIX’ is by Pearson Casting. Associate directors are Franny Anne Rafferty and Grace Taylor, Associate Choreographers are Freya Sands and Melody Sinclair, Resident Director is Amber Sinclair Case and Resident Choreographer is Nicole Bondzie. The show is produced by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes and George Stiles.
More about the new cast
Amy Di Bartolome as Catherine of Aragon made her professional debut in ‘Starlight Express’ in Germany, toured the UK in ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ and made her West End debut as ‘Leibeswoosh’ in ‘Bat Out of Hell’.
Amanda Lindgren as Anne Bolyen hails from Sweden, was recently in ‘South Pacific’ at Chichester Festival Theatre, and has toured the UK and internationally in both ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘The King and I’.
Claudia Kariuki as Jane Seymour made her professional debut as Sarah in ‘Ragtime’ at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Her West End credits include ‘School of Rock’ and ‘Wicked’. She played one of the Divas in the recent ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ UK Tour.
Dionne Ward-Anderson as Anna of Cleves was in ‘Footloose’ (UK Tour) and is making her West End debut.
Tsemaye Bob-Egbe as Katherine Howard was the alternate Tina in the original West End cast of ‘Tina: The Tina Turner Story’, and Janelle Woods in ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’, and Leading Player in ‘Pippin’ (Garden Theatre).
Meesha Turner as Catherine Parr is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music making her professional and West End debut.
Paisley Billings as alternate Catherine of Aragon & Anna of Cleves made her West End debut aged 11 as Young Nala in ‘The Lion King’. She was Karissa in ’On the Edge’ on C4.
Roxanne Couch as alternate Jane Seymour & Katherine Parr appeared in the West End concert ‘I Could Use a Drink’ and ‘In Pieces’ at the Turbine Theatre.
Danielle Rose as alternate Anne Boleyn & Catherine Howard is a recent BA musical theatre graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, also making her West End debut.
Rachel Rawlinson as swing was most recently in ‘Heathers’ in the West End and played a Diva in ’Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’. Her West End credits also include ‘Billy Elliot’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.
Esme Rothero as swing and dance captain is also making her West End debut.