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SIX the Musical 2022-23 West End Cast © Craig Sugden Photography

New cast announced for Six

Yasmin Elkilany

By Yasmin Elkilany First Published 29 September 2022, Last Updated 21 April 2023

A new quintet of cast members will soon become the newest wives of Henry VIII in hit west end musical, SIX, as the show extends its run at the Vaudeville Theatre with tickets now on sale up to October 2023.

Joining the principal line-up are Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Catherine of Aragon, Baylie Carson as Anne Boleyn and Koko Basigara as Katherine Howard with Monique Ashe-Palmer as Alternate Aragon/Cleves and Leah Vassell as Alternate Seymour/Parr.

The new cast met together for the first time earlier this month, swapping the stage for boards of a different kind, playing the immersive challenge attraction of the much-loved Hasbro boardgame Monopoly Lifesized!

The new cast members’ first performance will be on Tuesday 18 October when they join current cast members Claudia Kariuki, Dionne Ward-Anderson and Roxanne Couch as Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves and Catherine Parr respectively. To get more of a feel for what happens backstage, take a look at a backstage vlog below, or check out Six videos from Six that make us absolutely lose our heads.

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Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky (Catherine of Aragon) made her professional debut in The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre and appeared in Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion Theatre. She starred as Rizzo in the UK Tour of Grease and most recently played Alline Bullock in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych.

Baylie Carson (Anne Boleyn) trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before making their professional debut in Dusty, with further roles in Bring it On, Lazarus and The Boy From Oz. Baylie joins SIX direct from the Australian tour of Alanis Morissette musical, Jagged Little Pill.

Koko Basigara (Katherine Howard) joins the company from recently appearing as Lorraine in the revival of Jersey Boys. She has also appeared in the West End productions of Beautiful – the Carole King Musical, Les Misérables and appeared in the live-action Disney films Aladdin and Beauty & the Beast.

Monique Ashe-Palmer made her West End debut in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre and joins SIX from its most recent UK Tour. Having recently graduated from Arts Ed, Leah Vassell also appeared in West Side Story at the 70th Annual Ljubljana Festival.

Claudia Kariuki and Dionne Ward-Anderson continue their roles as Jane Seymour and Anna of Cleves, with Roxanne Couch joining the principal line-up as Catherine Parr having previously appeared regularly as Alternate Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr. Danielle Rose (Alternate Boleyn/Howard) and Super Swings Rachel Rawlinson and Esme Rothero also continue their roles.

L to R: Esme Rothero (Super Swing) Leah Vassell (Alternate Seymour/Parr) Danielle Rose (Alternate Boleyn/Howard) Rachel Rawlinson (Super Swing/Dance Captain) Monique Ashe-Palmer (Alternate Aragon/Cleves)

The current cast will continue their roles at the Vaudeville Theatre, playing their final performances on Sunday 16 October, with the new cast beginning performances from Tuesday 18 October, with the show booking until Sunday 29 October 2023. In addition to its usual performance schedule, the new booking period includes various access performances, and another Sing-along performance on Sunday 14 May 2023. To get into the singing spirit, check out the current cast perform on top of the National Gallery:

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Since its debut outing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, SIX has solidified its global reputation as a musical theatre phenomenon. In June 2022, producers of SIX reunited the original West End cast and the production played three open-air performances at Hampton Court Palace in front of a total audience of 10,000 people! Read more about performance here.

Don’t forget to check out the incredible West End Live performance from Six this year and click below to book your tickets now!

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