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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie - full casting announced

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the London transfer of Sheffield Theatres’ production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which opens at the Apollo Theatre on November 22, 2017 following preview performances from November 6.

As previously announced John McCrea (Peter Pan, Adelphi Theatre, The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, London Palladium) will return to play the title role of Jamie alongside Josie Walker (The Plough and the Stars, Husbands and Sons, 3 Winters, The Silver Tassie and War Horse, National Theatre, Matilda The Musical, RSC/Cambridge Theatre) who reprises her role as his Mum, Margaret.

They are joined by the following original cast members from the run in Sheffield: Daniel Davids (as Levi), Mina Anwar (Rayia ‘Ray’ Begum), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), Tamsin Carroll (Miss Hedge), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Harriet Payne (Bex), Shiv Rabheru (Cy), Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti Pasha) and Kirstie Skivington (Vicki).

Completing the cast are Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Bayer, Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen (Jamie’s Dad), Jordan Cunningham (Sayid), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Cherelle Jay, Rebecca McKinnis, Phil Nichol (Hugo), Chloe Pole and Lauran Rae (Becca).

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.

From an idea by Jonathan Butterell, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has music by Dan Gillespie Sells and book and lyrics by Tom MacRae. The production is directed by Jonathan Butterell and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Kate Prince, lighting by Lucy Carter, sound by Paul Groothuis, video design by Luke Halls and and musical direction by Theo Jamieson.

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