Chucking Michelle Visage into the cast of Everybody’s Talking About James at the Apollo Theatre is actually a rather inspired move.
RuPaul’s Drag Race and Ireland’s Got Talent judge Michelle Visage will be making her West End musical debut playing the role of Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 18 October 2018 to 26 January 2019.
Everybody’s Talking about Jamie has extended its West End booking at the Apollo Theatre through to October 2018.
Well, we’re all still here… The big red button hasn’t been pushed yet and theatre is better than ever! But what’s coming up this year?
Written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae and adapted from a BBC documentary, Jamie casts off the archetypal coming out and gay bashing stories (though not completely ignoring them) in favour of a main narrative about an out and proud teen.
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,
directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a
limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at
Thanks to Jamie Campbell, Firecracker Films, Michael Ball, Sheffield Theatres and Nica Burns, a new British musical by a new British theatre writing and directing team, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opens at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
What a joy it is, a breath of feel-good fresh air that can’t help but leave you feeling fabulous. With career advice flying by unheeded, all 16-year-old Jamie is really bothered about as his school-time comes to an end is whether he will attend the school prom as his drag persona Mimi Me or not.
Footloose is the best 80s dance film. Better than Dirty Dancing. There. I’ve said it. I stand by it. I love an 80s dance film in general (except Dirty Dancing, I really hate that film) but Footloose is unashamedly my favourite. Added to that an early 00’s pop favourite in Gareth Gates and Footloose is the making of an excellent, entertaining night out.
Sell a Door Theatre company bring high energy to the stage with the invitation to cut loose with Footloose. But while there’s energy aplenty, don’t expect it to bring the Bacon.