Catherine Parr was Queen of England and Ireland from 1543 to 1547 due to her marriage to King Henry VIII. She was his sixth and final wife. She is currently being played by Meesha Turner in the West End production of Six the Musical, and by Joy Woods in the Broadway production. In the original cast recording, her role was played by Izuka Hoyle.
- Ex-Wives (Reprise) (live only)
- Anne Boleyn (Interlude) (live only)
- Haus of Holbein
- Haus of Holbein (Playoff) (live only)
- I Don't Need Your Love
- I Don't Need Your Love (Remix)
- Megasix (live only)
- Mary Seymour (born 30 August 1548, died 1550?)
|First Principal Performance||First Swing Performance||Final Performance||Emergency Covers|
|Shimali de Silva||31 July 2017||14 October 2017|
|Izuka Hoyle||18 December 2017||22 January 2018|
|Maiya Quansah-Breed||11 July 2018||13 October 2019||13 December 2019|
5 January 2020
|Grace Mouat||16 August 2018||28 December 2018|
|Courtney Stapleton||26 January 2019||11 October 2019|
|Vicki Manser||15 March 2019||26 September 2019|
|Anna Uzele||14 May 2019||13 March 2022|
|Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert||13 June 2019||Ongoing|
|Toby Marlow||28 July 2019|
|Collette Guitart||29 August 2019||12 December 2021|
|Viquichele Cross||6 September 2019||4 March 2020|
|Natalie Pilkington||18 September 2019||Ongoing|
|Danielle Steers||15 October 2019||14 November 2021|
|Hana Stewart||20 October 2019||19 April 2022||12 August 2021|
|Athena Collins||24 October 2019||6 July 2021||23 July 2021||29 June 2021
10 August 2021
21 August 2021
|Amelia Walker||17 November 2019||1 March 2022|
|Harriet Watson||15 November 2019||26 February 2022|
|Cherelle Jay||17 November 2019||16 February 2022|
|Jennifer Caldwell||12 December 2019||29 January 2022|
|Vidya Makan||4 January 2020||Ongoing|
|Shannen Quan||14 February 2020||Ongoing|
|Elizabeth Walker||27 February 2020||2020|
|Megan Leung||13 March 2020||14 March 2020|
|Elèna Gyasi||8 June 2021||9 March 2022|
|Keirsten Hodgens||9 October 2021||Ongoing|
|Meghan Dawson||26 October 2021||13 January 2022|
|Meesha Turner||16 November 2021||Ongoing|
|Roxanne Couch||28 November 2021||Ongoing|
|Marilyn Caserta||29 November 2021||Ongoing|
|Rachel Rawlinson||9 January 2022||Ongoing|
|Esme Rothero||16 January 2022||Ongoing|
|Karis Oka||23 January 2022||Ongoing|
|Ellie Sharpe||14 February 2022||Ongoing|
|Paisley Billings||27 February 2022||Ongoing|
|Courtney Mack||6 March 2022||Ongoing|
|Alana Robinson||10 March 2022||Ongoing|
|Jarynn Sampson||12 March 2022||Ongoing|
|Joy Woods||14 March 2022||Ongoing|
|Harriet Caplan-Dean||17 March 2022||Ongoing|
|Chiara Assetta||29 March 2022||Ongoing|
|Gabriela Carillo||29 March 2022||Ongoing|
|Erin Ramirez||22 April 2022||Ongoing|
|Leesa Tulley||11 May 2022||Ongoing|
- Catherine was the goddaughter of Catherine of Aragon, and it is believed that she was named after her godmother.
- Catherine Parr's mother, Maud Green, was a close friend and lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon.
- After the death of Henry VIII, Catherine married Thomas Seymour, who was the brother of Henry's third wife Jane Seymour. This would have made the two sisters-in-law.
- Out of all of Henry's queens, he was most closely related to Catherine Parr and Catherine of Aragon.
- Catherine's daughter, Mary Seymour, is the only one of the queens' children that is not mentioned within the show, although most of the children only receive brief mentions.
- Although it is widely presumed that Mary died at the age of two since she disappeared from historical record completely after 1550, some historians claim otherwise.
- For swings and alternates that have two first covers, the role of Catherine Parr is most often paired with that of Jane Seymour.
- For swings and alternates that have three first covers, the previous pair with the addition of the role of Katherine Howard is the most common.
- Over all, out of the four alternate costumes, the orange costume is most associated with the role of Parr; three out of the four actresses cast as the orange alternate have had Parr as one of their intended first covers.
- Catherine is currently the most common role for swings and alternates to make their show debut as, with seven cast members having debuted as her; those cast members being Courtney Stapleton, Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert, Natalie Pilkington, Harriet Watson, Shannen Quan, Keirsten Hodgens, and Marilyn Caserta.
- Although her name is most commonly spelled as "Catherine" it is also sometimes spelled "Katherine" or "Kathryn"
- Catherine Parr is the only principal role in Six which has only been played by women of colour.
- In the musical, Catherine's 'queenspirations' were Alicia Keys and Emeli Sandé.
- In an Instagram story, Toby Marlow stated that if Six were to be made into a movie, he would like either Beyoncé or Alicia Keys to play Catherine.
- In the show, Catherine's stage directions and blocking have changed more than any other queen in the show.
- Toby Marlow, one of the show's co-writers, stepped in to play Catherine for both performances on 28 July 2019 due to cast illness. This made the role the first and only queen to be played by a man in a professional production.
|"But I didn't look as good as I did in my pic..."|
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