Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the feel good musical sensation, will return with social distancing to the Apollo Theatre from Thursday 20 May 2021, with Shane Richie returning to play Hugo/Loco Chanelle until 18 July 2021.
Shane was on the UK Tour of the show alongside Layton Williams when theatres were shut down due to the pandemic. The tour is currently on sale from 14 June in Newcastle but it is not yet clear if Shane will return to the tour after his West End stint and if so who will play his role until then.
Shane will be joined by the West End cast staring Noah Thomas as Jamie New, Melissa Jacques as his Mum, Margaret, Sejal Keshwala as Ray, Hiba Elchikhe as Pritti Pasha and Gillian Ford as Miss Hedge.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.
Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future.
Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. With catchy songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
The Apollo Theatre re-opens with social distancing in conjunction with other NIMAX theatres and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is currently booking until 29 August 2021.
Photo: Matt Crockett