From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, Six: The Musical tells the tale of the six wives of Henry VIII.  IN Covent Garden caught up with the cast as they celebrated the show’s 100th performance at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End!

Words: Peter Dunbar

Cast: Catherine of Aragon: Jarneia Richard-Noel, Anne Boleyn: Millie O’Connell, Jane Seymour: Natalie Paris,  Anna of Cleves: Alexia McIntosh, Katherine Howard: Aimie Atkinson, Catherine Parr: Maiya Quansah-Breed

You’ve just extended your West End run to January 2020! What is it about this show that’s captured people’s attention?

Aimie: It’s so relevant, even though we’re telling stories that are hundreds of years old.

Maiya: The songs are incredibly catchy. People are constantly singing them at us.

Alexia: The costumes! They’re sassy, sexy and a bit revealing.

Lady Gaga calls her fans her ‘little monsters’, do you have a name for yours?

Millie: They’ve named themselves! Queendom is the usual hashtag.

Maiya: They always want us to call them the Queens.

Natalie: We don’t have an official name, but we’re open to suggestions.

 

Lady Gaga calls her fans her ‘little monsters’, do you have a name for yours?

Millie: They’ve named themselves! Queendom is the usual hashtag.

Maiya: They always want us to call them the Queens.

Natalie: We don’t have an official name, but we’re open to suggestions.

 

What’s the best piece of merchandise a fan has made for you?

Natalie: We were given tiny Russian dolls painted exactly like our costumes, they were so cute!

Millie: We get a lot of artwork, which is amazing. Digital, drawn and painted.

Jarneia: A stitched crown in a frame.You’re rock stars now so there must be plenty of backstage antics, but who is the messiest person in the dressing room?

Natalie: Aimie!

Aimie: I need storage, girls…

Alexia: We’ve just installed a shelf for Aimee, but we all have our moments,
I think!

 

“You need to know yourself. When you get knock-backs, you need to remember you’re a Queen and you can achieve anything!”

 

You’re rock stars now so there must be plenty of backstage antics, but who is the messiest person in the dressing room?

Natalie: Aimie!

Aimie: I need storage, girls…

Alexia: We’ve just installed a shelf for Aimee, but we all have our moments, I think!

 

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give an aspiring actor?

Alexia: You need to know yourself. When you get knock-backs, you need to remember you’re a Queen and you can achieve anything!

Millie: Be true to yourself. If you’re being pressured to conform, remember what your brand is.

Natalie: If you have the passion and the drive and you love it then keep striving and you’ll get there.

When you’re not on stage, where in Covent Garden do you like to hang out?

Jarneia: I like to hang out in Neal’s Yard, get some veggie or vegan food and pick up some cosmetics. It’s cute and bijou!

Maiya: Sweetheart’s Cupcakes. I like their white hot chocolate with soya milk.

Millie: I love Double Shot on Tavistock Street. It’s a tiny coffee shop that’s really sweet.

 

When you’re not on stage, where in Covent Garden do you like to hang out?

Jarneia: I like to hang out in Neal’s Yard, get some veggie or vegan food and pick up some cosmetics. It’s cute and bijou!

Maiya: Sweetheart’s Cupcakes. I like their white hot chocolate with soya milk.

Millie: I love Double Shot on Tavistock Street. It’s a tiny coffee shop that’s really sweet.

 

Six: The Musical is running Tuesdays – Sundays at the Arts Theatre London. 6-7 Great Newport St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 7JB. Tickets can be purchased either at the box office or at sixthemusical.com