It’s a special Royal announcement. Not only has the hit run of Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ Six The Musical been extended by another six months to 5 July 2020 at London’s Arts Theatre, there are four new Queens standing by to ascend the throne(s).
Eighty-five thousand seats at the Arts Theatre have on sale. The show was previously booking there to 5 January 2020 which marked its first year of sold out shows in the West End.
Millie O’Connell and Maiya Quansah Breed’s final performance will be 13 October. Courtney Bowman and Danielle Steers take over the roles of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr from 15 October, joining original cast members Jarneia Richard-Noel (Catherine of Aragon), Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour), Alexia McIntosh (Anna of Cleves) and Aimie Atkinson (Katherine Howard).
From July, 2019, Collette Guitart will join the Arts company as a dance captain/understudy. Shekinah Macfarlane will also join as alternate Catherine of Aragon and Anna of Cleves from July through to October 2019. Alternate casting will be announced soon.
Courtney Bowman is currently playing Fatimah in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the West End. Danielle Steers was acclaimed for her vocals as Zahara in Bat Out of Hell. Collette Guitart was in Bat Out of Hell. Shekinah Macfarlane is currently in American Idiot. The UK touring cast will be announced soon.
The North American premiere of Six at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre recently extended its record-breaking run to August. Meanwhile, further international voyages are in discussion for Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea and China. There will also be three new Singalong shows at the Arts Theatre on 8 October 2019, 2 January 2020 and 6 March 2020.