Bristol Theatre Reviews

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie London Apollo Theatre January 2020

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie London:

25/01/2020 at 19.30pm
Apollo Theatre London

We booked to see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, months ago, long before it was finally announced that the UK touring production would be coming to the Bristol Hippodrome after all. But you can never see this fabulous piece of musical theatre too many times.

This January sees a new cast change, which includes Noah Thomas as Jamie New and Bianca Del Rio/Roy Haylock returning to the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle.


As someone who has seen the musical in London probably too many times, it’s a show that feels as fresh as it did when it first opened. New cast members bring humour to different places and a change in relationship dynamics  as they bounce off each other in their own ways.

The quality of acting in Saturday’s show was some of the best I’ve seen in commercial musical for a long time. Roy Haylock as Hugo/Loco was insightful, probably due to his lived experiences meaning he could bring a genuine depth to Hugo.

Gillian Ford brought a powerhouse voice to Margaret New’s He’s My Boy, creating a sniffling and eye dabbing effect in the Stalls.

Rachel Seirian covering the role of Pritti Pasha gave us a multilayered performance creating some of the best quality acting I’ve seen in commercial musical for a long time.

And of course, Noah Thomas is in the early weeks of his role as Jamie New, bringing a fresh new take on the character. It’s recognisable as Our Jamie, but with the actor’s own unique stamp, humour and of course, eyebrows.

The show is just about to start a UK tour, kicking off in Sheffield, the place where it all began before arriving at the Bristol Hippodrome in May 2020:

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