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Rachel Rawlinson is a British actress, singer, and dancer. She is currently one of two swings in the West End production of Six the Musical, beginning on 16 November 2021.[1]


Roles Covered[]

Role Debut Last Performance
Catherine of Aragon
9 December 2021[2] -
Anne Boleyn
27 February 2022[3] -
Jane Seymour
25 November 2021[4] -
Anna of Cleves
20 November 2021[5] -
Katherine Howard
17 March 2022 -
Catherine Parr
9 January 2022[6] -


Production Timespan Swing
Third West End Production As of 16 November 2021 All Queens

Stage Credits[]

Stage Credits
Year Production Role Theatre
2004-05 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Understudy Jemima Potts London Palladium
2006 Mary Poppins Jane Banks Prince Edward Theatre
2014 Anything Goes Reno Sweeney 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2016 Grease Betty Rizzo Silja Line
2019 Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Diva/Shirley Norwegian Epic
2019 Jack and the Beanstalk Daisy the Cow Harlow Playhouse
2021 Heathers: The Musical Stoner Chick/Understudy Martha/Ms. Fleming Theatre Royal Haymarket
2021-present Six the Musical Swing Vaudeville Theatre


  • Rachel was in the same production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as Kara-Ami McCreanor and Shannen Quan.
  • Rachel was in the same production of Heathers as Jodie Steele.
  • Rachel voiced the role of Tabitha in the 2006 animated film Flushed Away.
  • In the case of an emergency where either her or Esme Rothero go on unplanned, Rachel's first covers are Catherine of Aragon, Jane Seymour and Anna of Cleves.
  • On 17 March 2022, Rachel completed swingo alongside fellow super swing Esme Rothero. Rachel portrayed the role of Katherine Howard while Esme portrayed the role of Anna of Cleves.
    • This was the first, and so far, only instance of two swings completing swingo together.
  • Rachel's favourite hairstyle of hers in Six is her Cleves quiff.[7]
  • Rachel has gone on mid-show twice: once as Jane Seymour, and once as Anna of Cleves.[8][9]
  • Rachel's favourite film is Christopher Robin.[10]
  • Rachel prefers her eggs poached.[10]
  • Rachel's favourite day of the week is Saturday.[10]
  • On 1 April 2022, Rachel made an announcement stating that she would be covering the role of Maria that day, which turned out to be an April Fool's joke.


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



West End

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 Understudies 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 Bowman