Today we’re joined by Olivier nominated original Six Queen Jarnéia Richard-Noel (also known as Jaye’J) who is currently starring in the London production of Millennials by Elliot Clay at The Other Palace.
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Jarnéia originated the role of Catherine of Aaragon in Six The Musical. As part of the original cast, Jarnéia took the musical from its first tour, to a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the West End where she stayed with the show for almost three years at the Arts Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre.
Alongside her fellow OG queens, Jarnéia was nominated for the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Earlier this year, Jarnéia and the original West End cast of Six reunited for three sell-out performances at Hampton Court Palace, before shooting a filmed movie of Six at the Vaudeville Theatre.
After training at the Urdang Academy, Jarnéia made her professional debut as a singer/dancer for P&O Cruises. After leaving Six, she played Alice in Dick Whittington at the Norwich Theatre Royal before joining the UK tour of Hairspray as a swing for the Dynamites.
From six to seven, Jarnéia is part of the girl group SVN alongside the original West End cast of Six. Following the release of multiple singles, SVN recently played their debut headline show at the O2 Academy Islington.
In this episode, Jaye’J discusses her path into theatre, her journey with Six and why she’s excited to be showing a different side of her talents in Millennials.
Millenials runs at The Other Palace until Sunday 4th September.
Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
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