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Shane Richie added to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre

Monday, 10th Dec 2018  

Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Apollo Theatre

Whilst audiences look forward to some of the big shows headed to the West End in 2019, such as returning favourites like Mary Poppins and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, one of the most talked-about in recent years is one that is already running at the Apollo Theatre – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

That show has just made a new announcement that will have audiences excited for the New Year as Shane Richie, the actor and presenter whose career in entertainment has gone on for many decades, joins the cast as Hugo / Loco Chanelle.

As a result, he joins a production that tells the story of the titular Jamie and is based upon a BBC Three documentary called Jamie: Drag Queen At 16. The musical follows Jamie as he wishes to swap trousers for a dress at a high school dance, putting him at odds with those around him. It is a story of finding oneself against the odds as he is surrounded by unforgiving peers.

Along the way audiences experience musical numbers like Ugly In This Ugly World, The Wall In My Head, It Means Beautiful, The Legend Of Loco Chanelle (And The Blood Red Dress) and Over The Top, amongst others.

As Shane Richie joins the part of Hugo / Loco Chanelle he will be partly responsible for the above performance of The Legend Of Loco Chanelle (And The Blood Red Dress) and he will be drawing on his years of experience on the stage in the process. His stage credits include Grease at the Cambridge Theatre in the 1990s and Scrooge The Musical on a UK tour in 2005. Meanwhile, his television work includes EastEnders as Alfie Moon, Minder, Benidorm and Moving On alongside older shows like Win, Lose Or Draw and Lucky Numbers.

So whilst audiences have needed little encouragement to head to the Apollo Theatre and see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the production has landed a big coup in the form of Shane Richie, who begins performances on Tuesday 29th January 2019. Meanwhile, the show’s current booking period takes it to Saturday 28th September 2019.

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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