Cast members in Six: Where are they now?
Since Six‘s first performances in the West End, it’s taken over the world by storm. With productions in Australia, three cruise ships, a UK tour and its imminent Broadway debut, there’s no denying the power of Six. Hailed as “the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre” by the Evening Standard, the musical tells the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives as they share their experiences with the Tudor monarch with songs inspired by female vocalists including Beyoncé and Ariana Grande. We take a look at those the cast members in Six at the Arts Theatre and what they’ve done since appearing in the critically-acclaimed show.
Cast members in Six at the Arts Theatre
Catherine of Aragon
The role of Catherine of Aragon was originated by Renée Lamb, who starred in the musical’s debut performances from 2017. One of the founding cast members in Six, she played Henry VIII’s first wife for a year. Since appearing in Six, Lamb has starred in Little Shop of Horrors and played Jenna Rolan in the British premiere of Be More Chill at The Other Palace.
Catherine of Aragon is currently played in London by Jarneia Richard-Noel, making her West End debut in the role.
Christina Modestou originated the role of Anne Boleyn, who starred in Six after appearing in Rent at the St. James Theatre (now The Other Palace). She played Henry VIII’s second wife in the 2017 Arts Theatre production. After Six, Modestou has played Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors with fellow Six queen Renée Lamb and Miss Bresslaw in the world premiere of The Boy in the Dress at Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Other actresses to have played Anne Boleyn include Millie O’Connell, who has also appeared in Soho Cinders and Be More Chill as Chloe Valentine. The role is currently played by Courtney Bowman, whose previous West End credits include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Natalie Paris is currently the longest-serving member in Six, having appeared in the 2017 Arts Theatre production and in the current West End run. Paris is no stranger to London’s theatres, having appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Miserables and Sunday in the Park With George.
Anna of Cleves
Genesis Lynea originated the role in the 2017 Arts Theatre production, and has since gone on to play Sylvia Pankhurst in Sylvia at the Old Vic.
Currently, Henry VIII’s fourth wife is played by Alexia McIntosh, making her West End debut in Six. While training at Birmingham School of Acting, she appeared in productions of The Winter’s Tale and Tartuffe, and has also played Tina in a production of Sister Act.
Aimie Atkinson originated the role of Katherine Howard, appearing in Six for two years until 13th October 2019. Prior to her role in Six, she had starred as Daniela in In the Heights at King’s Cross Theatre. Atkinson stars as Vivian Ward in the West End premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre, opposite Danny Mac as Edward Lewis.
The role was then taken over by Vicki Manser for a limited engagement, who had previously been a swing in the Six company.
Sophie Isaacs now plays Katherine Howard, previously leading the cast in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium.
Henry VIII’s surviving wife was first portrayed by Izuka Hoyle, who appeared in the 2017 production. The role was then taken over by Maiya Quansah-Breed, who made her West End debut in Six until October 2019. Since appearing in the West End production, she’s appeared in concerts around the country.
Danielle Steers currently stars in Six as Catherine Parr, whose recent West End credits include Bat out of Hell, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and The Bodyguard.