Did you hear? Ru Paul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage makes West End debut in Jamie

27 Sep
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Michelle Visage

Michelle Visage seems to have liked Everybody’s Talking About Jamie so much that she fancied joining the cast! Best known to TV audiences for RuPaul’s Drag Race and Ireland’s Got Talent, now she will make her West End debut as Miss Hedge from 18 October 2018 to 26 January 2019.

Producer Nica Burns said: “We are all absolutely delighted to welcome Michelle Visage to the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as our new Miss Hedge. Michelle blew us away with her fantastic singing voice, her excellent characterisation of the part and her charismatic stage presence.”

Michelle Visage said:

“I am beyond thrilled to be making my West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The reason I chose this show in particular is because of the very important message it tells. It is a great show with great music and talent but more importantly it’s about love, truth and the tenacity of the human spirit!

“Also there is a huge bonus: I get to live in London, one of my favourite cities in the world! I can’t wait to help audiences to fall in love with the show the way I did when I saw Everybody’s Talking About Jamie for the first time and understand why everyone really is talking about Jamie!”

Visage will join current cast members: John McCrea (Jamie), Rebecca McKinnis (Margaret), Shobna Gulati (Ray), Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti Pasha), Lee Ross (Hugo/Loco Chanel), Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Luke BayerCourtney Bowman (Fatimah), Marvyn CharlesKen Christiansen (Jamie’s Dad), Jordan Cunningham (Sayid), Daniel Davids (Levi), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Cherelle JayJordan Laviniere (Cy), Harriet Payne (Bex), Chloe PoleShiv RabheruLauran Rae (Becca) and Kirstie Skivington (Vicki).

With music by Dan Gillespie Sells, book and lyrics by Tom MacRae, and directed by Jonathan Butterell, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was inspired by the Firecracker documentary film ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother, Margaret. The show opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, currently booking until 6 April 2019.