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International News Everybody's Talking About Jamie Returns to the West End May 20 The cast is 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 returns 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, plays 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 comply with COVID-19 guidelines with socially distanced seats plus robust risk mitigation. For further information visit NimaxTheatres.com.

It was also recently announced that the U.K. tour of Everybody's Talking About Jamie will embark again in September, beginning with an engagement at Salford Quay's The Lowry. West End favorite Layton Williams will step back into the title role.

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.

Check Out Photos of the Film Adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie

(Updated May 20, 2021)
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