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Jane Seymour was Queen of England from 1536 to 1537 due to her marriage to King Henry VIII. She was his third wife and was succeeded by Anna of Cleves. She is currently being played by Claudia Kariuki in the West End production of Six the Musical, and by Abby Mueller in the Broadway production. In the original cast recording, her role was played by Natalie Paris.

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Issue[]

  • Miscarried child (died 25 December 1536)
  • Edward VI (born 12 October 1537, died 6 July 1553)

Debut Order[]

First Principal Performance First Swing Performance Final Performance Emergency Covers
Holly Musgrave 31 July 2017 14 October 2017
Natalie Paris 18 December 2017 14 November 2021
Grace Mouat 8 August 2018 20 June 2019
Courtney Stapleton 7 March 2019 12 October 2019
Abby Mueller 14 May 2019 Ongoing
Collette Guitart 29 September 2019 13 November 2021 30 July 2019
9 August 2019
20 August 2019
Vicki Manser 18 August 2019 26 September 2019
Caitlin Tipping 6 September 2019 9 March 2022
Hana Stewart 18 October 2019 11 November 2021 21 September 2019
Mallory Maedke 29 November 2019 24 September 2019 Ongoing
Lauren Byrne 24 October 2019 16 March 2020
Amy Bridges 17 November 2019 11 March 2020
Harriet Watson 20 November 2019 25 February 2022 5 March 2022
9 June 2022
10 June 2022
Jennifer Caldwell 21 November 2019 21 November 2019
Cherelle Jay 8 December 2019 18 July 2021
Bryony Duncan 18 December 2019 11 November 2021
Loren Hunter 4 January 2020 Ongoing
Elizabeth Walker 28 September 2021 16 January 2020 1 March 2022
Natalie Pilkington 21 January 2020 2020 Ongoing 5 June 2022
Gabriella Stylianou-Burns 13 March 2020 14 March 2021
Liv Alexander 12 June 2021 12 June 2021
Ellie Sharpe 11 October 2021 20 December 2021
Wesley Carpenter 26 October 2021 13 January 2022
Keirsten Hodgens 9 November 2021 Ongoing
Claudia Kariuki 16 November 2021 Ongoing
Roxanne Couch 19 November 2021 Ongoing
Rachel Rawlinson 25 November 2021 Ongoing
Ashlee Waldbauer 3 January 2022 January 2022
Esme Rothero 9 January 2022 Ongoing
Shannen Quan 15 January 2022 Ongoing
Karis Oka 29 January 2022 Ongoing
Casey Al-Shaqsy 10 March 2022 Ongoing 3 June 2022
4 June 2022
12 June 2022
Chiara Assetta 11 March 2022 Ongoing
Shelby Griswold 12 March 2022 Ongoing
Keri Fuller 14 March 2022 10 May 2022
Harriet Caplan-Dean 22 March 2022 Ongoing
Jasmine Forsberg 29 March 2022 Ongoing
Madeline Fansler 19 April 2022 Ongoing
Leesa Tulley 19 April 2022 Ongoing
Kelsee Sweigard 18 May 2022 Ongoing
Kelly Taylor 24 May 2022 Ongoing
Ellie Wyman 26 May 2022 Ongoing
Willow Dougherty 16 June 2022 Ongoing


Trivia[]

  • Jane was the second cousin of both Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard. She was related to the two through their great-grandmother, Elizabeth Cheney.
  • Due to Catherine Parr's later marriage to Jane's brother, Thomas Seymour, the two would have been sisters-in-law.
  • Jane served as a lady-in-waiting to both Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
  • Out of all of Henry's queens, Jane received the least amount of education, receiving only a "standard" woman's education for the time. This was because she was of the lowest gentry compared to Henry's other queens.
    • Jane knew how to read and write a little, but she was more skilled with needlework and household management.
  • Jane was never officially crowned as queen.
    • Despite this, she was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral.
      • At Jane's funeral, Mary I acted as the chief mourner.
  • After Henry's death, he was buried next to Jane, as he had requested.
  • For swings and alternates that have two first covers, the role of Jane Seymour is most often paired with that of Catherine Parr.
    • For swings and alternates that have three first covers, the role is most often paired with that of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, or Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr.
  • The reason why Jane references The Rolling Stones in the show is likely because of their song Lady Jane, which was named after her.
    • The Rolling Stones also have a song called Heart of Stone, which shares a name with Jane's song in the show.
  • The inside of Seymour's skirt changed from white to black in August 2019.
  • Until the 2021 West End cast change, Jane Seymour was the only principal role in Six that was solely played by white actresses, with Claudia Kariuki becoming the first principal actress of colour and first Black principal actress to debut as the role.
    • Carly Dyer would have been both the first principal actress of colour as well as the first Black principal actress to play the role; however, she never made her debut in the show due to a combination of COVID-19 restrictions and her role in Anything Goes.
  • In the musical, Jane's 'queenspirations' were Adele and Sia.
  • In an Instagram story, Toby Marlow stated that if Six were to be made into a movie, he would like either Demi Lovato or Lady Gaga to play Jane.[1]

Gallery[]

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

References[]

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