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(l-r) Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are the new alternate Queens in the West End cast.

(l-r) Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are the new alternate Queens in the West End cast.

New Six queens announced

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell First Published 8 August 2019, Last Updated 12 August 2019

The West End Queendom is getting bigger!

Producers of critically acclaimed, sell-out smash, Six have announced that Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are to be the new alternate Queens in the West End cast at the Arts Theatre. They are already in rehearsals and will join the production in October.

They will replace current alternates Vicki Manser, Grace Mouat and Courtney Stapleton.

Cherelle Jay

Cherelle Jay comes to the show directly from the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie where she understudied the leading role of Pritti Pasha.

She was also previously a member of Hip Hop dance company ZooNation and made her professional debut in the West End in their production Some Like It Hip Hop, then went into their most recent remixed production of Into The Hoods, covering the role of ‘Lil Red’. Her other West End work includes I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical at The London Palladium.

Zara MacIntosh is making her West End debut in Six. She trained at the London College of Music, and her previous roles include playing Rattie in the recent hip hop musical In the Willows (UK tour) and Maria in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Festival/Royal Court Theatre).

Hana Stewart trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Performers College. Her theatre credits include Ruth in The State Of Things at The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre and Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz at The Sheringham Little Theatre. Hana has just finished filming the feature film Brighton, starring Larry Lamb, Marion Bailey, Lesley Sharp and Phil Davis.

Nominated for five Olivier Awards this year, Six is the phenomenon everyone’s losing their head over. The production is currently enjoying an open-ended run at the Arts Theatre – booking to July 2020 –  and playing to sold-out audiences.

And now the Queens have gone global: a Broadway transfer has been announced for February 2020 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, following North American runs in Boston,  Edmonton and Minnesota. Six opens in Australia at the Sydney Opera House on January 2020. Further international dates are in discussion for Canada, Japan, China, South Korea and Russia. A UK tour sets off from the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford in October 2019.

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