Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Bristol Hippodrome Cast:
The cracking West End musical is headed out on a UK tour in February 2020 and after far too much waiting, a date was finally announced for a run at The Bristol Hippodrome.
Now, we’ve been updated with a cast for the tour, including the time it plays in Bristol. Layton Williams, star of Bad Education, Billy Elliot and current West End Jamie will be touring the UK as the Sheffield school boy who dreams of becoming a drag queen.
Shane Richie will be returning to the theatre after his panto stint this season to reprise the role of of Hugo/Loco Channelle.
Shobna Gulati, known for Coronation Street and Dinnerladies, has already played the role of Ray in London’s West End and will be returning to the role on tour. She can also be seen playing Ray in the Jamie musical movie out in October 2020.
Winner of Britain’s Got Talent, George Sampson will be playing school bully Dean Paxton. Sharan Phull will be performing as Pritti Pasha, Jamie’s best friend.
Amy Ellen Richardson will be playing Jamie’s mum Margaret New and Lara Denning careers teacher Miss Hedge.
Legs Eleven girls include Cameron Johnson as Sandra Bollock and Jamie’s Dad, John Paul McCue as Laika Virgin and Rhys Taylor as Tray Sophisticay.
Jamie’s classmates are played by: Richard Appiah-Sarpong (Cy), Simeon Beckett (Levi), Kazmin Borrer (Vicki), Ellis Brownhill (Mickey), Jodie Knight (Fatimah), Jessica Meegan (Bex), Talia Palamathanan (Becca), Adam Taylor (Sayid), Alex Hetherington (Swing), Emma Robotham-Hunt (Swing), Ellie Leah (Understudy) and Garry Lee (Understudy).
The tour opens in February in Sheffield. It’s where the original production opened four years ago before moving to its long term home at the Apollo Theatre in London, now booking until 29 August 2020.
Producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Nica Burns said: “We are delighted that our first national tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is packed with West End stars. Three hot off the Apollo stage who are joined by a host of super- talented performers from other West End casts, from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole to Matilda The Musical and Scrooge. It’s fantastic to welcome George Sampson who shot to fame as the youngest person to win Britain’s Got Talent at the tender age of 14. Together they will give you a fun, funny and fabulous evening.”
The show tells the story of Jamie New, a 16 year old living on a council estate in Sheffield. Supported by his mum and friends, Jamie harbours a secret dream to become a drag queen.
The music is from The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells with a book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae. Director Jonathan Butterell was inspired to create the show after watching the documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 which told the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother Margaret.
The much-loved show has also seen the role of Jamie played by John McCrea, Luke Bayer and Luke Latchman and Hugo by Phil Nicol, Bianca Del Rio and Bill Ward.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be at the Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 May 2020
To book, visit: atgtickets.com/Bristol