Shane Richie Everybody’s Talking About Jamie:
TV, theatre and entertainment star Shane Richie, has been announced to take on the role of Hugo in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in 2019.
Perhaps best known as Alfie Moon in the BBC’s Eastenders, Richie will be joining the cast as drag queen Hugo/Loco Chanel from 28 January until 04 May 2019.
He will be joining Layton Williams, who will also be joining the cast in the new year, taking over from John McCrea and Luke Bayer.
“I jumped at the chance to play Hugo / Loco Chanelle,” Shane says.
“It’s so different to any role I’ve played before and too good an opportunity to miss. I started my career in night clubs and cabaret pubs – the kind of world Hugo inhabits – where I met some wonderful characters. So, in a sense, I feel like I’ve met Hugo / Loco Chanelle before. I’ve had lots of ideas about how to portray the character and, as for my dress and heels – hang onto your handbags.”