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Hayley Tamaddon joins the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical, is pleased to announce the return of Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) as Miss Hedge, having previously appeared in the West End production at the Apollo Theatre. Hayley is best known for her screen roles as Del Dingle in Emmerdale and Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street as well as for winning the fifth series of Dancing on Ice in 2010. Her musical stage credits include Fame, MAMMA MIA!, A Chorus Line, The Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Spamalot, Chicago and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Hayley will appear in the upcoming tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 7 September to 25 November 2023.

Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge (Credit Matt Crockett).
Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge (Credit Matt Crockett).

She joins the previously announced Ivano Turco (Get Up, Stand Up!, Cinderella) as Jamie New, Rebecca McKinnis (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End, Dear Evan Hansen, We Will Rock You, Les Misérables) as Margaret New, Shobna Gulati (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End and Film, Coronation Street, Brassic) as Ray, Talia Palamathanan (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour and film) as Pritti, with John Partridge (Eastenders, The View Upstairs, La Cage Aux Folles, Chicago, A Chorus Line, CATS) as Hugo/Loco Chanelle (7 September until 11 November 2023 and 16 January until 23 March). Further casting to be announced.

Hayley Tamaddon said “After being part of the West End production in 2019, I’m so excited to be joining the touring company of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The UK audiences are in for an absolute treat!

Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film the show opens at The Lowry on 7 September 2023 before visiting Sunderland, Nottingham, Bromley, Birmingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Blackpool, Llandudno, Oxford, Southampton, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Woking, London, Bristol, Plymouth, Sheffield, Liverpool, Eastbourne, Portsmouth, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Northampton and Leicester with further tour dates to be announced.

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 ‘Funny, outrageous, touching’ (Daily Telegraph) musical sensation is to be experienced by all the family and not to be missed!

Set to an original score of catchy pop tunes that will ‘blow the roof off the theatre’ (Mail on Sunday) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who). Choreographed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince (Into The Woods, Some Like It Hip Hop, SYLVIA, Message In A Bottle). This ‘sparkling coming-of-age musical’ (The Times) will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come.

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 Matt Ryan from original direction by Jonathan Butterell
Design by Anna Fleischle
Choreography by Kate Prince
Lighting design by Lucy Carter
Sound design by Paul Groothuis
Video Design Luke Halls
Casting by Will Burton
Musical Supervisor Theo Jamieson

TOUR DETAILS
The Lowry, Salford Quays
Thu 7 – Sun 17 September 2023
Website: www.thelowry.com

Sunderland Empire
Tue 19 – Sat 23 September 2023

Nottingham Theatre Royal
Mon 25 – Sat 30 September 2023
Website: www.trch.co.uk

Bromley Churchill Theatre
Mon 2 – Sat 7 October 2023
Website: www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Birmingham Hippodrome
Mon 9 – Sat 14 October 2023
Website: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Mon 23 – Sat 28 October 2023
Website: www.wmc.org.uk

Brighton Theatre Royal
Tue 31 October – Sat 11 November 2023

Leeds Grand Theatre
Tue 14 – Sun 19 November 2023
Website: www.leedsheritagetheatres.com

Blackpool Winter Gardens
Tue 21 – Sat 25 November 2023
Website: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Tue 28 November – Sat 2 December 2023
Website: www.venuecymru.co.uk

New Theatre, Oxford
Tue 12 – Sat 30 December 2023

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Tue 9 – Sun 14 January 2024
Website: www.mayflower.org.uk

Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 16 – Sat 20 January 2024
Website: www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tue 23 – Sat 27 January 2024
Website: www.grandtheatre.co.uk

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Mon 29 January – Sat 3 February 2024

Peacock Theatre, London
Thur 8 February – Sat 23 March 2024
Website: www.sadlerswells.com

Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol
Mon 25 – Sat 30 March 2024

Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Mon 1 – Sat 6 April 2024
Website: www.theatreroyal.com

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Tue 9 – Sat 20 April 2024
Website: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Mon 22 – Sat 27 April 2024

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Tue 30 April – Sat 4 May 2024
Website: www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
Mon 6 – Sat 11 May 2024
Website: www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk

King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Mon 13 – Sat 18 May 2024

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Tue 21 – Sat 25 May 2024
Website: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/his-majestys-theatre

Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Mon 27 May – Sat 1 June 2024
Website: www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Curve Theatre, Leicester
Mon 15 – Sat 20 July 2024
Website: www.curveonline.co.uk

Further venues to be announced.

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  3. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie UK Tour New Cast Announced
  4. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie announces initial casting
  5. Bianca Del Rio and Preeya Kalidas joins cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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