Theatre News

Everybody's Talking About Jamie announces new casting

Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae’s new musical is currently running at the Apollo Theatre in London after its world premiere in Sheffield last year

Rebecca McKinnis and Lee Ross
Rebecca McKinnis and Lee Ross

New casting has been announced for the West End production of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which is currently running at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End.

From 16 July, Rebecca McKinnis (Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You) will play Margaret New and Lee Ross (EastEnders) will play Hugo/Loco.

Continuing cast members are 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).

On the cast change, producer Nica Burns 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."