From soap sets to stilettos, TV and stage actor Bill Ward will take on the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae’s Everybody's Talking About Jamie at London’s Apollo Theatre from 1 July 2019 for a limited season.
Bill Ward is an award-winning television and stage actor who is best known for playing Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street and James Burton in Emmerdale. His theatre credits include Legally Blonde (UK Tour), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), Viva Forever (West End) and Million Dollar Quartet (West End).
Bill Ward said:
“I’m delighted to be joining the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie. It’s a wonderful story, genuinely heart-warming with some cracking tunes, and an awful lot of fun. I'm particularly looking forward to finding my inner Loco Chanelle, and stepping into one of the biggest pairs of stilettoes I've ever seen.”
Nica Burns, producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, said: “Hugo/Loco Chanelle is a terrific part which has attracted fantastic performers. We are delighted to welcome tv and stage star, Bill Ward, who will bring his own sparkle to the role currently played by Roy Haylock/Bianca del Rio and before that, Shane Richie.”
Ward will join current cast members: Layton Williams (Jamie New), Faye Tozer (Miss Hedge), Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), Marvyn Charles (Swing), Marlon G Day (Dad), Momar Diagne, Zahra Jones (Becca), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Melissa Jacques, Emily Kenwright (Vicki), Sejal Keshwala (Ray), Luke Latchman (Sayid), Jordan Laviniere (Cy), Rebecca McKinnis (Margaret New), Harriet Payne (Bex), Rachel Price (Swing), Sabrina Sandhu (Pritti Pasha), Biancha Szynal (Swing), Adam Taylor (Swing) and Ziggy Tyler Taylor (Levi).