As London Theatres Approach Reopening, Everybody's Talking About Jamie Will Return to the West End in May

London News   As London Theatres Approach Reopening, Everybody's Talking About Jamie Will Return to the West End in May
 
The cast will be headed by Noah Thomas as Jamie New and Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle.
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The hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will return to London's Apollo Theatre—with social distancing—beginning May 20.

Shane Richie (I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!), who had been scheduled to return to the production when it was planning a December reopening, will play the roles of Hugo/Loco Chanelle (through July 18) with Noah Thomas as Jamie New, Melissa Jacques as his Mum, Margaret, Sejal Keshwala as Ray, Hiba Elchikhe as Pritti Pasha, and Gillian Ford as Miss Hedge.

Capacity at the Apollo has been reduced to about 50 percent to comply with COVID-19 guidelines with socially distanced seats plus robust risk mitigation. For further information visit NimaxTheatres.com. The announcement follows Six's plans to return around the same time at the Nimax-owned Lyric Theatre.

READ: U.K. Government Outlines Plans for Theatre Reopening, Including Potential Full Capacity in June

The upcoming film of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, from New Regency, Film4, and Warp Films, stars Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, Sharon Horgan, and Richard E. Grant. The stage production’s director, Jonathan Butterell, makes his feature-film directorial debut. The movie musical will be distributed by 20th Century Studios.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie features music by Dan Gillespie Sells and a book and lyrics by Tom MacRae from an idea by Butterell. The production is directed by Butterell with design by Anna Fleischle, choreography by Kate Prince, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Paul Groothuis, casting by Will Burton, musical supervision by Theo Jamieson, musical direction by Richard Weeden, and video design by Luke Halls.

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