News: Kevin Clifton, Giovanna Fletcher and Sam Bailey join the UK tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamiethe smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical, is pleased to announce further casting for the 2023-24 UK Tour. Strictly Come Dancing professional and series 16 winner Kevin Clifton will play Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 25 March – 15 July 2024, author, podcast host and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winner Giovanna Fletcher will play Miss Hedge from 8 January  –  23 March 2024 with X-Factor winner Sam Bailey taking over the role of Miss Hedge from 25 March – 15 July 2024.

Kevin Clifton said “I’m really excited to be joining the UK Tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie after being involved in the movie. It’s inspiring, uplifting and infectious and I can’t wait to jump into Hugo/Loco Chanelle’s heels across the country. I’m proud to be part of a show that carries such an important message and celebrates everyone for who they are.

Giovanna Fletcher said “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a wonderful show. Not only does it have great music, dance and humour, it also has masses of heart. The story is a universal tale of courage and acceptance, and one I can’t wait to help bring to life. I’m thrilled to get back on stage with such a talented cast and look forward to audiences across the UK falling in love with this show.”

Sam Bailey said “I’m so excited to be joining the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on tour! As an actress it’s just a dream to be playing an amazing role like Miss Hedge, and to be part of a show that has such a heartfelt and positive message.

They join 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 StreetBrassic) as Ray and Talia Palamathanan (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour and film) as Pritti.

John Partridge plays Hugo / Loco Chanelle from 7 September  – 11 November 2023 and 8 January – 23 March 2024. Kevin Clifton plays Hugo / Loco Chanelle from 25 March – 15 July 2024. Hayley Tamaddon plays Miss Hedge from 7 September – 26 November 2023, Giovanna Fletcher plays Miss Hedge from 8 January  –  23 March 2024, and Sam Bailey plays Miss Hedge from 25 March – 15 July 2024.

Completing the cast for the 2023-24 UK Tour are KY Kelly (Anthony Gyde) (Laika Virgin), Garry Lee (Sandra Bollock), David McNair (Tray Sophisticay), Akshay St Clair (Dad), Jordan Ricketts (Dean), Liv Ashman (Vicki), Rhiannon Bacchus (Fatimah), Geoff Berrisford (Sayid), Jessica Daugirda (Bex), Finton Flynn (Young Loco Chanelle / Jamie New cover), Annabelle Laing (Becca), Luca Moscardini (Levi), Joshian Omana (Cy), Thomas Walton (Mickey), Takayiah Bailey (Swing) and Georgina Hagen (Understudy Margaret / Ray / Miss Hedge).

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, Bradford, Milton Keynes, Hull and Leicester.

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.

TOUR DETAILS                                                                                                                 

The Lowry, Salford Quays
Thu 7- Sun 17 September 2023

Sunderland Empire
Tue 19 – Sat 23 September 2023

Nottingham Theatre Royal
Mon 25 – Sat 30 September 2023

Bromley Churchill Theatre
Mon 2 – Sat 7 October 2023

Birmingham Hippodrome
Tues 10 – Sat 14 October 2023

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Mon 23 – Sat 28 October 2023

Brighton Theatre Royal
Tue 31 October – Sat 11 November 2023

Leeds Grand Theatre
Tue 14 – Sun 19 November 2023

Blackpool Winter Gardens 
Tue 21 – Sat 25 November 2023

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Tue 28 November – Sat 2 December 2023

New Theatre, Oxford
Tue 12 – Sat 30 December 2023

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Tue 9 – Sun 14 January 2024

Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 16 – Sat 20 January 2024

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tue 23 – Sat 27 January 2024

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

Peacock Theatre, London
Thur 8 February – Sat 23 March 2024

Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol
Mon 25 – Sat 30 March 2024

Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Mon 1 – Sat 6 April 2024

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Tue 9 – Sat 20 April 2024

Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Mon 22 – Sat 27 April 2024

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Tue 30 April – Sat 4 May 2024

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
Mon 6 – Sat 11 May 2024

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

His Majesty’s Theatre,Aberdeen
Tue 21 – Sat 25 May 2024

Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Mon 27 May – Sat 1 June 2024

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Mon 3 June – Sat 8 June
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Milton Keynes Theatre
Mon 10 – Sat 15 June 2024

Hull New Theatre
Mon 17 – Sat 22 June 2024

Curve Theatre, Leicester
Mon 15 – Sat 20 July 2024

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