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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Casting Announcement

Rebecca McKinnis
Rebecca McKinnis

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel-good new musical sensation, is pleased to announce that Rebecca McKinnis will be stepping into the role of Margaret New and Lee Ross will be joining the cast to play Hugo from 16th July 2018.

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.”

Lee Ross
Lee Ross

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.
Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future.
Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. This fabulous, funny, feel-good brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae
From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Design by Anna Fleischle
Choreography by Kate Prince
Lighting design by Lucy Carter
Sound design by Paul Groothuis
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Casting by Will Burton

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Apollo Theatre
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7ES

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