The international hit musical Six will head to Hampton Court Palace this summer in three open-air concert performances June 19-20 with the original West End cast of queens.
SIX Live at Hampton Court Palace will see the return of Olivier nominees Jarnéia Richard-Noel as Catherine of Aragon, Millie O’Connell as Anne Boleyn, Natalie Paris as Jane Seymour, Alexia McIntosh as Anna of Cleves, Aimie Atkinson as Katherine Howard, and Maiya Quansah-Breed as Catherine Parr.
The actors will perform in the main courtyard of Hampton Court Palace to possible audiences of over 3,000 people. The palace was built by one of King Henry VIII's advisors and then given to the king when the advisor fell from favor in 1529. Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, which now cares for by the site, has partnered with Six to stage the production.
“Bringing the phenomenon that is Six to Hampton Court Palace has been a long-term aspiration," said Liz Young, Head of Events at Historic Royal Palaces, in a statement, "and we’re delighted that this summer loyal fans and newcomers alike will get the chance to experience the award-winning show in the very place where the lives, loves, and legacies of these legendary Queens live on.”
Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage will co-direct the production, which will also feature choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, musical supervision by Joe Beighton, and costumes by Gabriella Slade. The production will be based on the original staging with scenic design by Emma Bailey, lighting design by Tim Deiling, sound design by Paul Gatehouse, and orchestrations by Tom Curran.
Six opened on the West End in 2019 and was nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. For the latter, the cast was collectively nominated. The musical also continues on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.