Born in Eccles, Salford before moving to Glossop, Maiya Quansah-Breed plays Catherine Parr, survivor and Henry VIII’s final wife in ‘SIX the musical’ which comes to The Lowry Tue 4 – Sun 16 December 2018.
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to retell their stories in ‘SIX the musical,’ a 75minute celebration of 21st century sisterly sass-itude remixing 500 years of her-storical heartbreak.
Maiya Quansah-Breed said, “Six is my professional debut out of drama school, and I’m super excited to be performing on my home stage at The Lowry. Working with six incredible Queens in every sense of the word has been amazing, and I have learnt so much about the strong women who stood by one of history’s most well-known monarchs.”
Maiya trained at Guildford School of Acting. Theatre credits whilst training include; Exotica in ‘Cats’; Ronny in ‘Hair’; Dottie in ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ and Mrs Medlock in ‘The Secret Garden.’
Powered by an all-female band and with songs including ‘Ex-Wives,’ ‘Haus of Holbein’ and ‘Don’t Lose Ur Head,’ this high-octane pop concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss is widely tipped to be one of the most exciting new West End shows of 2018.
Playing alongside Maiya will be; Jarneia Richard-Noel (Catherine Of Aragon) was in The Color Purple in Concert at Cadogan Hall. Millie O’Connell (Anne Boleyn) recently appeared in the UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and was understudy Peggy Sawyer, 42nd Street, Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris. Natalie Paris (Jane Seymour) was Louise in Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Alexia McIntosh (Anna Of Cleves) was Rosa in Godiva Rocks at Belgrade Theatre. Aimie Atkinson (Katherine Howard) was Daniela in In The Heights at Kings Cross Theatre and originated the lead role of Luisa in Zorro the Musical (UK tour). Grace Mouat, who completes the cast as swing/dance captain, has also just graduated from GSA.
Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage. Choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Set Design: Emma Bailey. Costume Design: Gabriella Slade. Lighting Design: Tim Deiling. Sound Design: Paul Gatehouse. Musical Supervisor: Joe Beighton. Orchestrations Tom Curran.
‘SIX’ is a co-production between Kenny Wax and Global Musicals. George Stiles Executive Producer.
Dates: Tue 4 – Sun 16 December 2018
Times: 8pm Tue – Sat, 2pm Tue, 5pm Sat, 7pm Sun.
Tickets: £23. Concessions £2 off (selected performances)