It's time for some fresh blood in EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE! Rebecca McKinnis and Lee Ross have joined the West End cast as Margaret New and Hugo/Loco Chanel. we're sure they're having a whale of a time in this FABULOUS show...
The producers of the award-winning EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at the Apollo Theatre have announced that this week Rebecca McKinnis (Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You) is stepping into the role of Margaret New and Lee Ross (EastEnders) is joining the cast to play Hugo.
Continuing with the show are current cast members: John McCrea (Jamie), Shobna Gulati (Ray), Tamsin Carroll (Miss Hedge), Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti Pasha), Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Luke Bayer, Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen (Jamie’s Dad), Jordan Cunningham (Sayid), Daniel Davids (Levi), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Cherelle Jay, Harriet Payne (Bex), Chloe Pole, Shiv Rabheru (Cy), Lauran Rae (Becca) and Kirstie Skivington (Vicki).
Nica Burns, producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, said:
“It’s a big milestone saying goodbye to two of our terrific leading actors, Josie Walker and Phil Nichol. Josie has played Margaret New superbly from the very first workshop four years ago and Phil has brought his wonderful comic touch to the role of Hugo/Loco at the Apollo. I am delighted to reveal that Rebecca McKinnis – who has deputised brilliantly for Josie on a number of occasions – now makes Margaret New all her own. A big welcome to the talented Lee Ross who is putting on his heels to play the role of Hugo/Loco.”
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which originally opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017, has new songs by lead
singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. It’s directed and conceived by Jonathan Butterell, who saw the Firecracker documentary film Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, which is the story of Jamie Campbell and his mother Margaret, and was inspired him to create this fictionalised musical.
The show is to be made into a major film by Sheffield-based production company Warp Films, with filming expected to start in spring 2019