Acclaimed musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie opens a new UK tour at The Lowry in Salford from September 7-17.
The terrific fish-out-of-water story's other northern dates so far are at Leeds Grand (November 14-19); Blackpool Winter Gardens (November 21-25); Venue Cymru in Llandudno (November 28-December 2), and next year at the Sheffield Lyceum (April 9-20) and Liverpool Empire (April 22-27).
For those who haven't seen it, Jamie New is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. He doesn’t quite fit in – but he knows he's going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps into the spotlight.
The cast for the new tour includes Ivano Turco (Get Up, Stand Up!, Cinderella) as Jamie; Rebecca McKinnis (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End, Dear Evan Hansen, We Will Rock You, Les Miserables) as Margare and 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.
Following the record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold out UK & Ireland tour and award-winning film, producer Nica Burns said about the new tour: “We are absolutely delighted to be announcing a cracking cast for our second national tour."
John Partridge said: “I have loved this show since the first time I saw it. Never before has an LGBTQ+ musical, a story that at its heart is about diversity and inclusion, been more relevant. The fact that I get to kick off in Manchester, where I was born, and bring it back to the West End is a full circle moment.”
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