STAR CAST ANNOUNCED FOR EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Following a smash-hit sold out run in 2021, the critically acclaimed West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal (Tue 16 – Sat 20 Jan 2024) with familiar favourites from stage and screen leading the all-star cast.
Ivano Turco (Get Up, Stand Up!, Cinderella) plays the title role of Jamie New, with Rebecca McKinnis (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End, Dear Evan Hansen, We Will Rock You, Les Misérables) as Margaret New, Shobna Gulati (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End and Film, Coronation Street, Brassic) as Ray, Talia Palamathanan (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour and film) as Pritti, and John Partridge (EastEnders, The View Upstairs, La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line, CATS) – who dazzled Newcastle Theatre Royal audiences as Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2016 – as Hugo/Loco. Further casting to be announced.
Nica Burns, Producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie said: “We are absolutely delighted to be announcing a cracking cast for our second national tour. A huge welcome to two new talented stars to the cast of Jamie: Ivano Turco in the title role and John Partridge as his mentors, Hugo/Loco Chanelle. They join two superlative fan favourites from the West End cast, Rebecca McKinnis as mum Margaret and Shobna Gulati also reprising her role in the film as Ray. Talia Palamathanan who was such a hit in the ensemble steps up to the lead role of Pritti.
“We thank all our audiences for the incredible reception they have given us and look forward to sharing our joyful musical once again on tour round the UK”.
John Partridge said: “I have loved this show since the first time I saw it. Never before has an LGBTQ+ musical, a story that at its heart is about diversity and inclusion, been more relevant.”
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.
Set to an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sellsand writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who). Choreographed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince (Into The Woods, Some Like It Hip Hop, SYLVIA, Message In A Bottle).
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie plays Newcastle Theatre Royal Tue 16 – Sat 20 Jan 2024. Tickets can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.
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