• Isabelle Tarran

Our Boleyn Girl

I’m that Boleyn girl, and I’m… super excited for everyone to see our covers from Six!

For the past eight months, ever since the premiere of our Contemporary Musical Theatre Cabaret, the Six team has been hard at work putting together this incredible project. It has been such an incredible journey, and I can’t believe it’s coming to an end! I had the time of my life working on Six, and I cannot wait for our audience to see our hard work.

I have been heavily involved in this production, as I was both a Music Director and a performer. I absolutely loved getting to direct the Queens again. They are all such talented singers and actresses, and they were always ready to run with whatever crazy ideas I gave them for their songs. They were always up for a challenge and were excited to make each song their own, and they did an amazing job with such complex songs.

As the Director of Music for Cloud Theatrics, I oversee all musical aspects of our productions, which meant that I had the absolute pleasure of working with our phenomenal music team for this show. Mark and Sam joined our team as producers, working alongside Isaac (AVPMZ, Contemporary Musical Theatre Cabaret) to produce high quality tracks that were on Parr (get it?) with the West End Cast Recording. Also joining the team and making his Music Director debut was Carson, whose vocal expertise was invaluable to helping myself and the other Queens reach our highest potential.

I also had the privilege of working on the promotional campaign for this project, and I have loved seeing it come to life. Getting to develop something unique and captivating that represents our show was amazing, and seeing the final products that Mark, Emily and the rest of the promotional team have created has been so inspiring.

Overall, working on Six, in all the capacities that I worked on it, has given me so much. I am a much more confident person than I was eight months ago when we started all of this. Before this project, I shied away from dancing and avoided it at all costs, and now I’ve performed eight (nine, if you include "Ex-Wives") choreographed dance routines, and I can honestly say that I enjoyed doing them. I’ve also grown more confident in my abilities as an actress, a Music Director, and as a creative in general. Six was a space where my creative ideas were nurtured, and I know that the lessons I learned during this time will stay with me for the rest of my life.

So, because of this, some “thank yous” are in order. First and foremost, thank you to my phenomenal Music Team. You guys are my favourite boys, and I don’t know what I’d do without you. You are constantly blowing me away with your talent and your dedication. Without you this show could not have happened, and I hope you know just how incredible you all are.

Second, to our choreographers Hannah S, Emma, Hannah M, Bailey, and Anna: you are all rockstars. I cannot thank you enough for your patience and kindness throughout this project. Teaching routines over video recordings and Zoom calls cannot have been easy, but you stuck with us and gave us all the help that we could possibly need. Because of you guys, I can finally say, for the first time since I was a little girl, that I enjoy dancing.

To Emily and Mark: thank you for running with my crazy ideas and giving me the creative freedom to create this promotional campaign. The vision I had could never have come to life without the two of you, and I am so grateful to have worked with you on this!

To Julia, our incredible Stage Manager: Jules we would not have made it through these past eight months without you. You worked tirelessly to align everybody’s insane schedules, you sat through every rehearsal, and you always lifted our spirits. I will miss hearing you announce “Stage Management Corner” every week!

And now we come to my Queens Adriana, Megan, Suzie, Madi and Emma: I am so honoured to have worked alongside you talented ladies, and I am even more honoured to be able to call you my friends. You are all so kind, creative and hard-working, and seeing you at rehearsal every week has brightened up my life. I hope you guys are proud of what you’ve achieved, because I am so proud of each and every one of you. I think Parr sums up perfectly how I feel about you guys: “All I need is Six.”

And finally, to our fearless director Hannah Schill: Hannah, I have had the pleasure of working on this project with you since the very beginning. I was there when you first told me that you wanted to put "Ex-Wives" into the Cabaret, and I’m still here now. It’s crazy to think how much time and energy we’ve spent working on this and that it’s all coming to an end now, but I can honestly say that there is no one else in the world I would have rather done this with. You had a vision and a great ambition when we set off on this journey, and you accomplished it. You have supported the cast and the crew in every way possible since the beginning, and you have worked your tushie off to make this possible. I hope you know that you are the ultimate Queen in my eyes, and you are truly an inspiration to me. I’m so proud of what we created together.

Now that I’ve thanked our team, there is one last person I have to thank, and that is Queen Anne Boleyn herself. Anne, playing you has been one of the greatest joys of my life. You have allowed me to be so many things I never considered myself to be: cool, confident, (sexy??), charming… For all of our differences, I felt so at home playing you. You’re like the cool older sister I wish I had had growing up. A part of you will always be with me, and I am so grateful for all that you have taught me. I love you, Anne.

And with that, I bid goodbye to Six.

As for all of you reading this, however, it is not the end, but the beginning! So, to you, I say:

“Welcome to the show…”

-Isabelle Tarran, Anne Boleyn

To see Isabelle as Anne Boleyn join Tier 2 of our Patreon to see our next cover from Six:! "Don't Lose Ur Head" is out on Thursday, April 22, 2021!

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