New casting has been announced for the West End production of EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE.
Hayley Tamaddon joins the cast in the role of Miss Hedge, currently played by RuPaul star Michelle Visage. Tamaddon is best known to her audiences for her television roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale with recent stage credits including CHICAGO and the title role in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE on UK tours. In other principal casting, Sejal Keshwala joins the cast as Ray with Sabrina Sandhu playing the role of Pritti Pasha.
New casting also includes Marlon G Day as Dad, Momar Diagne, Zahra Jones as Becca, Luke Latchman as Sayid, Ziggy Tyler Taylor as Levi and Rachel Price, Biancha Szynal and Adam Taylor as swings. The new cast join the previously announced Layton Williams as Jamie New and Shane Richie as Hugo / Loco Chanelle.
Continuing in their roles will be Alex Anstey as Laika Virgin, Luke Baker as Dean Paxton, Courtney Bowman as Fatimah, Marvyn Charles as Swing, James Gillan as Tray Sophisticay, Ryan Hughes as Mickey, Daniel Jacob as Sandra Bollock, Melissa Jacques, Emily Kenwright as Vicki, Jordan Laviniere as Cy Rebecca McKinnis as Margaret New and Harriet Payne as Bex.
The new cast joins the musical from 28th January.
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE premiered at the Sheffield Crucible early 2017 garnering rave reviews. A West End transfer to the Apollo Theatre in London followed in November that same year where it met similar acclaim. The musical has amassed numerous awards and nominations including a Best New Musical nomination at the Olivier’s earlier this year. The musical was also screened to cinemas in Summer 2018 and a major movie adaptation is currently in development.
Based on the true story and BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE features music by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells with book and lyrics by Tom McRae.
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE is currently booking at London’s Apollo Theatre until 28th September 2019.