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Daniel Davids and More Return for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre

Friday, 6th Oct 2017  

Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Apollo Theatre

Back in June we first heard the news of a West End version of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Tom MacRae’s musical about a teenage drag queen, which ran at the Sheffield Crucible earlier this year.

The initial announcement indicated that John McCrea and Josie Walker would be reprising their roles from Sheffield and now it has been announced that further cast members will be joining them for the West End transfer, including Daniel Davids as Levi.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie uses the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 as a springboard for a new musical that premiered in Sheffield earlier in 2017. The original television programme was seen back in 2011 and focused on Jamie alongside his supportive mum.

That story is translated to the stage, with McCrea and Walker playing Jamie and his mum, respectively. Meanwhile, music comes from Dan Gillespie Sells of the band The Feeling.

Then there’s Daniel Davids, the newly announced cast member who reprises his role as Levi from Sheffield. The actor has appeared in productions around the country, with shows under his belt like A Harlem Story at the Jermyn Street Theatre and A New World: A Life Of Thomas Paine for Shakespeare’s Globe. He has also worked onscreen in various film and commercial roles.

He’s not the only cast member newly announced, with the full cast including Mina Anwar, Alex Anstey, Luke Baker, Luke Bayer, Courtney Bowman, Tamsin Carroll, Marvin Charles, Ken Christiansen, Jordan Cunningham, James Gillan, Ryan Hughes, Daniel Jacob, Cherelle Jay, Rebecca McKinnis, Phil Nichol, Harriet Payne, Chloe Pole, Shiv Rabheru, Lauran Rae, Lucie Shorthouse and Kirstie Skivington.

The production is set to be directed by Jonathan Butterell and will certainly be an interesting musical that tackles a unique topic. So expect a lot of interest for this show when it opens at the Apollo Theatre in 2018.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie runs at the West End’s Apollo Theatre from Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (with previews from Monday 6th November 2017) to Saturday 21st April 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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