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The Australian producers of SIX, the electrifying musical phenomenon by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, are thrilled to announce confirmed seasons in Canberra and Adelaide in 2022. This new Australian production will make a triumphant return to the Studio at Sydney Opera House from December 19 before premiere seasons at Canberra Theatre Centre from 23 April 2022 and in Adelaideat the newly refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre from 21 May 2022.
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“We are truly overjoyed to be able to bring SIX direct from its Sydney Opera House season to Canberra before then heading to Adelaide as it continues on its Australian tour. This incredible musical has become a global phenomenon and we are set to continue the sensation in Australia with these powerful and dynamic performers along with the Queendom, the legion of fans it has already amassed across Australia. SIX has gloriously returned to the West End and on Broadway and we cannot wait for SIX to empower and inspire audiences around Australia the way only these Queens know how!” said Louise Withers on behalf of the Australian producers.
A witty, pop-fueled musical packed full of sass, SIX remixes the history of the six wives of Henry VIII – Britain’s notorious Tudor King – as they take to the microphone to re-tell their stories and reclaim their HERstories, once and for all. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr. Inspired by the canon of music divas Adele, Lily Allen and Ariana Grande, and with support from the SIX band Ladies in Waiting, the women transform from Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses as they tell their rebellious tales.
Two new Queens are crowned as they join this new Australian cast, Phoenix Jackson Mendoza playing the first wife of Henry VIII, the sassy Catherine of Aragon and Chelsea Dawson taking on the role of the playful fifth wife, Katherine Howard. In recent years Phoenix has starred in Australian productions of Green Day’s American Idiot and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. NewcomerChelsea made her professional debut in the recent production of Shrek the Musical.
Returning to the cast as the rule-breaking second wife Anne Boleyn is Kala Gare having graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts and starred in productions including Bright Star and Rent at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel.
Loren Hunter resumes her role as the loyal third wife Jane Seymour adding to her unfaltering musical theatre career including roles in Strictly Ballroom the Musical and King Kong the Musical.
The independent Anna of Cleves will be once again played by VCA graduate Kiana Daniele who made her professional debut in The Production Company’s Boy from Oz and played Baby in Dirty Dancing presented by Immersive Cinema.
Musical maven Vidya Makan reprises her role as the empowering Catherine Parr, a graduate of Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Vidya’s previous roles include the Australian tour of Green Day’s American Idiot and Australian Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet.
Joining the SIX Australian Queens as they embark on this new tour will also be the extremely talented swings made up of returning cast members Karis Oka and Shannen Alyce Quan and brand new swing and Dance Captain Chiara Assetta.
Since its early days as a student production in a 100-seat room at Sweet Venue during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SIX has continued its reign and become a global phenomenon. Its Studio Album has achieved in excess of 450 million streams across all platforms worldwide, over 3 billion views on TikTok and has recently reached Gold status.
SIX was nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards. As the pandemic struck, SIX was playing to sold-out houses in London’s West End, across the UK and Australia, and had commenced previews on Broadway. As stages around the world are lighting up again, SIX has victoriously recommenced on the West End, across the UK and on Broadway and is well and truly reinstating its status of a global phenomenon.
SIX The Musical has book, lyrics and music by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. It is directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage and choregraphed by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Set Design is by Emma Bailey, Costume Design is by Gabriella Slade, Lighting Design is by Tim Deiling and Sound Design is by Paul Gatehouse. The Orchestrator is Tom Curran and Musical Supervisor is Joe Beighton
Originally Produced by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, and George Stiles
Produced in Australia by Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Linda Bewick
The Sydney season is presented by the Sydney Opera House
SIX THE MUSICAL GLOBAL ACCOLADES
✭✭✭✭✭ ‘Kick-ass musical about Henry VIII’s wives channels its inner Beyoncé.’
THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD
✭✭✭✭✭ ‘I’d give this ridiculously fun musical Six stars if I could’
SUNDAY MIRROR, LONDON
✭✭✭✭✭ ‘A beacon of hope for the future of British musicals…a royal treat ‘
THE TELEGRAPH LONDON
✭✭✭✭½ ‘Shiny, loud, subversive: Six is the must-see show of the summer’
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
‘PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Blows out the amps with its pop-historical hysteria.’
NEW YORK TIMES
“SIX is a solid 10! Long live these queens!”
‘A joyous celebration of sisterhood’
THE GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA
‘A riotous explosion of wit that speaks strongly and vibrantly to today. All hail!’
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PHOENIX JACKSON MENDOZA – Catherine of Aragon
Phoenix is thrilled to be joining the Australian cast of SIX. Phoenix made her musical theatre debut in the 2017 Australian Premiere ofAmerican Idiot (Shake and Stir) as Ensemble/cover Whatsername. Other theatrical credits include: The Boy from Oz as Gabrielle/Linelle (The Production Company), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Gordon Frost Organisation) as Ensemble/cover Violet and Bring it On The Musical (David Venn Enterprises) as Ensemble/cover Danielle and Nautica.
Phoenix recently made her Television debut in Netflix and Channel 10’s Dive Club (Steve Jaggi Productions) as Camille and later starred in the ABC’s first season of Stories from Oz.
Phoenix began training as a child at the Barbara Lynch Dance Studio & Sharon Lawrence Academy of Dance and was taught to sing by her Mother & Grandfather, Rebecca & Noel Mendoza. Phoenix also studied the Musical Theatre Foundations Program at the Victorian College of the Arts
KALA GARE – Anne Boleyn
Working between the music, musical theatre and screen industries, Kala is a talented up and coming performer whose work is one to watch. Kala has performed her original music to sell-out audiences in Melbourne and, whilst she is still working towards releasing and sharing more, she is overjoyed to be reprising her role of Anne Boleyn in the cast of SIX. Kala obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts. During her studies she was awarded the Lionel Gell Scholarship for Music Theatre. Since graduating, Kala’s theatre credits include: Sophie De Palma in Terrence McNally’s Masterclass (Andrew Kay Productions); Maureen in Rent (Chapel Off Chapel); Olivia in Twelfth Night (Melbourne Shakespeare Company); Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades!(David Venn Enterprises); Alice/Ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company) and Alice in the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical Bright Star (Pursued by Bear). Kala is also a classically trained musician with a Diploma in Classical Piano. Her Musical Director credits include: Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (Chapel Off Chapel) and Legally Blonde Junior (Performing Artists Company). Most recently, Kala was involved in the creative development of Willow Sizer and Rachel Lewindon’s Orlando the Musical,directed by Maude Davey (Antipodes Theatre Company). Kala is represented by the team at Mark Gogoll Enterprises and is a proud member of MEAA.
LOREN HUNTER – Jane Seymour
Loren Hunter is thrilled to be reprising the role of Jane Seymour from the critically acclaimed Australian premiere production of SIX The Musical. Loren’s many other notable stage roles include Jean in the Australian premiere of American Psycho for Hayes Theatre, directed by Alexander Berlage; the lead role of Evelyn May Murphy in the world premiere of the musical Evie May for Hayes Theatre, directed by Kate Champion and for which Loren was nominated for the Judith Johnson Best Actress in a Musical award; starring as Liza Minelli in The Boy from Oz for The Production Company; the lead role of Elphaba for the Free-Rain Theatre Company’s production of Wicked, directed by Shaun Rennie; as Mimi in the Highway Production’s production of Rent; in the ensemble for The Production Company’s Dusty, directed by Jason Langley; as a cover to Liz Holt, Vanessa Cronin and Fran in the stage debut of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical; as well as an ensemble role in the stage show King Kong.
Loren is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where she was awarded the Finlay Award for Music Theatre.
KIANA DANIELE – Anna of Cleves
Kiana completed one year of Music Theatre training at Showfit under the direction of Ian and Leanne White, Mathew Frank and Scott Johnson before being accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
Kiana made her professional debut in The Boy From Oz with The Production Company (dir. Jason Langley) in 2018. That same year she also performed in StageArt’s production of Nine (dir. Michael Ralph) as part of the ensemble (u/s Sarraghina).
In 2019, Kiana landed the role of Baby in Dirty Dancing presented by Immersive Cinema, where she performed for crowds of 5000 at Flemington Racecourse (Melbourne) and The Domain (Sydney). Kiana performed a guest role in the Seven Studios series Secret Bridesmaids Business (dir. Brendan Maher)
During 2021, she joined the cast of Victorian Opera’s “The Who’s Tommy” to be presented at the Palais Theatre, performances were then unfortunately postponed due to Covid. Kiana is over the moon to be joining the Queens in SIX the Musical in 2021, after opening the show at the Sydney Opera House in 2020.
Kiana is proudly represented by Ian White Management
CHELSEA DAWSON – Katherine Howard
Chelsea Dawson, born and raised in Brisbane, is a proud recent graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre. While studying, Chelsea had great delight in performing in productions such as Les Misérables (dir. by Alister Smith), The Drowsy Chaperone (dir. by Penny Farrow) and Elegies: A Song Cycle (dir. by Jason Langley).
Before her time at QCGU, Chelsea trained with ROCKIT Productions and worked with Shake & Stir Theatre Co in their 2018 season of Much Ado About Nothing as Beatrice. In 2021 Chelsea made her professional debut in GFO’s production of Shrek The Musical as the Wicked Witchand was also a part of Serpentine Arts Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Chelsea is thrilled to bring the role of Katherine Howard to the stage and to be part of the Queendom and is proud to be represented by Hansen Management.
VIDYA MAKAN – Catherine Parr
Vidya Makan is a critically acclaimed actor, singer and composer/lyricist and is extremely excited to be back performing as Catherine Parr in SIX The Musical. Through 2021, Vidya played KT/Meg in Merrily We Roll Along (Hayes Theatre) and Papa Ge in Once On This Island (Altitude Theatre). Vidya is currently working in collaboration with Sonya Suares on her original musical The Lucky Country, in conjunction with Hayes Theatre. Vidya is also the inaugural recipient of the NSW Musical Theatre Fellowship with Tasnim Hossain and Jonathan Ware, through which they are writing a new musical about South Asian families in suburban Australia. In 2020, Vidya directed, produced and wrote the Green Room award nominated song “I NEED YOU TO SEE ME”; a call to the entertainment industry for visibility and inclusion of minority voices. Vidya was nominated for Best Performance In A Leading role for her portrayal of Dot/Marie in Sunday In The Park With George (Watch This). Her other credits include Romeo and Juliet (Australian Shakespeare Company), American Idiot (Shake &Stir), Air Race (Arena Theatre Company), Merrily We Roll Along (Watch This) and Memphis(StageArt). Vidya is a proud graduate of Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre and is proudly represented by Ian White Management.
TOBY MARLOW – Writer
Toby is half of Marlow and Moss, the writing duo behind SIX (West End, Broadway, Australia & New Zealand Tour). Other writing credits include Hot Gay Time Machine (West End) co-written with Lucy Moss and Zak Ghazi-Torbati, in which Toby performed the role of Hot Gay Toby. Writing credits also include Courtney Act’s Christmas Extravaganza (Channel 4); Courtney Act: Fluid(International Tour); Stay Inside (for Kyle Hanagami). Toby also writes pop music, most recently collaborating on Alaska Thunderfuck’s pride anthem ‘ROY G BIV BBT’. Toby studied English at the University of Cambridge. Socials: @thetobymarlow
LUCY MOSS – Writer and Co-Director
Lucy is one half of Marlow and Moss, the writing duo behind the musical SIX (West End, Broadway, Australia & New Zealand Tour). She is also one half of the show’s directors, making her the youngest woman ever to direct a musical on Broadway (lol). Other writer-director credits include the multi-award-winning Hot Gay Time Machine (West End). She has also written for Courtney Act’s Christmas Extravaganza (Channel 4), Courtney Act: Fluid (International Tour), Stay Inside (for Kyle Hanagami). Previous directorial credits include Pelican: The Cat Man Curse (Soho Theatre), Pelican: Fisk (Soho Theatre). Lucy studied history at Cambridge University and trained in Dance and Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts. Socials: @mucyloss