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Courtney Jane Stapleton is a British actress, singer, dancer, photographer, and songwriter. She was an alternate in the West End production of Six the Musical, beginning on 26 January 2019. She left the show on 12 October 2019, playing her final show as Jane Seymour.

Personal Life[]

Courtney is openly LGBTQ+, although she chooses not to label her sexuality. She is in a relationship with fellow actress Eloise Davies; they met at the Six auditions. The couple have a YouTube channel together titled Courtney and Eloise.

Roles[]

All Roles Covered[]

Role Debut Last Performance
Catherine of Aragon
West End: 2 February 2019 West End: 6 September 2019
Anne Boleyn
West End: 24 August 2019[1] West End: 12 September 2019
Jane Seymour
West End: 7 March 2019[2] West End: 12 October 2019
Anna of Cleves
West End: 2 May 2019[3] West End: 2 July 2019
Katherine Howard
West End: 8 September 2019[4] West End: 12 September 2019
Catherine Parr
West End: 26 January 2019[5] West End: 11 October 2019

Timeline[]

Production Timespan First Covers Second Covers Third Covers
First West End Production 26 January - April 2019 Catherine of Aragon Jane Seymour Anne Boleyn
Catherine Parr Anna of Cleves Katherine Howard
April - 18 August 2019 Jane Seymour Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn
Catherine Parr Anna of Cleves Katherine Howard
19 August - 12 October 2019 Jane Seymour Catherine of Aragon Anna of Cleves
Catherine Parr Anne Boleyn
Katherine Howard

Stage Credits[]

Stage Credits
Year Production Role Theatre
2014 Soho Cinders Sasha Larkin Arts Educational
2015 The Music Man Gracie Shinn Arts Educational
2015 The Salem Mass Abagail Adams Kiwifruits Productions
2015 Mamma Mia! Ensemble/Cover Ali Novello Theatre
2016 Les Misérables Ensemble/Understudy Éponine Thénardier Queen's Theatre
2017-18 Bat Out of Hell Swing (Goddesilla)/Ensemble/Dance Captain Dominion Theatre, International Tour
2019 Six the Musical Alternate Seymour/Parr Arts Theatre
2019-20 Dear Evan Hansen Standby Zoe Murphy/Alana Beck Noel Coward Theatre
2020 The Throwaways Audrey The Other Palace
2021-22, 2022 Beauty and the Beast Belle UK & Ireland Tour, The London Palladium

Trivia[]

  • Courtney was in the same production of Bat Out of Hell as Danielle Steers, Vicki Manser,Collette Guitart and Amy Di Bartolomeo
  • Courtney made her debut in the show as Catherine Parr.
  • The only queen Courtney has gone on for mid-show is Catherine of Aragon [6].
  • Courtney was originally first cover Aragon and Parr; however, in April 2019, she switched a role with Grace Mouat, becoming first cover Seymour instead.[7][8][9]
  • At some point in early 2020, Courtney briefly returned to the show in the West End production, although she was only on standby for a day.
  • Courtney sang as Jane Seymour in the Worldwide Six video.
  • Courtney performed as Catherine Parr at West End Live 2019.
  • Courtney was the first Black actress to serve as a swing in Six.
  • Courtney was the first cast member to wear the orange alternate costume.
  • Courtney revealed in an Instagram Live that she was actually born with no eyelashes.

Gallery[]

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"But I didn't look as good as I did in my pic..."
To view the Courtney Stapleton gallery, click here.

References[]

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Cast Principal Jarnéia Richard-NoelAmy Di BartolomeoMillie O'ConnellCourtney BowmanCollette Guitart*Amanda LindgrenNatalie ParisClaudia KariukiAlexia McIntoshCherelle Jay*Dionne Ward-AndersonAimie AtkinsonVicki ManserSophie IsaacsTsemaye Bob-EgbeMaiya Quansah-BreedDanielle SteersAthena Collins*Meesha Turner
Swings and Alternates Grace MouatVicki ManserCourtney StapletonShekinah McFarlaneCollette Guitart^†Cherelle JayHana StewartZara MacIntoshJennifer CaldwellLiv AlexanderBryony Duncan⸗^Esme Rothero†^Rachel Rawlinson^Paisley BillingsRoxanne CouchDanielle Rose
Ladies in Waiting Amy ShawEmily RobertsTerri De MarcoRachel EspeuteJulia OstrowskaKaty RichardsonLauren HopkinsonAlice Angliss
Standbys Courtney StapletonAlicia Corrales-ConnorVicki ManserNatalie PilkingtonHarriet Caplan-Dean
Amy ShawIsabel TorresRosie BotterillSofie VeieEmma JemimaSara KleppeJulia OstrowskaMeelie TraillAlexia BarberaAlice AnglissArlene McNaughtEllie VerkerkSarah BurrellNicola ChangLauren RonanCaitlin MorganAnna SengerBecky BrassLisa MartinRebekah RaynerChloe Rianna
Emergency Covers Genesis LyneaToby MarlowCollette GuitartShekinah McFarlaneZara MacIntoshHana StewartVicki ManserJennifer CaldwellMaiya Quansah-BreedLiv AlexanderAthena CollinsReuben GreephNatalie PilkingtonHarriet WatsonCourtney BowmanCasey Al-Shaqsy

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