Stage and screen actor Shane Richie (EastEnders; The Entertainer; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here) will take on the role of the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of Justin Butcher’s solo show, Scaramouche Jones.
A real joy to watch from start to finish. the story behind Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is one of courage against adversity, but one that is full of humour and love too.
The Entertainer is an interesting state-of-the-nation play, and although a period piece, it’s undeniably a prescient time to revive it.
John Osborne’s disgusted play The Entertainer about a washed-up, alcoholic comedian whose son is at war dates from 1957 – Suez and Macmillan – but Sean O’Connor has hauled it forwards to the 1980s
More West End casting this week for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Roy Haylock, best known as his drag alter ego, Bianca Del Rio, will make his West End debut playing the role of Loco Chanelle/Hugo for a limited season 6 May to 29 June 2019.
Full details of presenters, performances and special appearances have been announced for the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, which takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.
New casting has been announced for the award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie with Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street) stepping into the role of Miss Hedge, Sejal Keshwala joining the company as Ray, and Sabrina Sandhu playing Pritti Pasha, all from 28 January 2019.
Shane Richie, best known for playing Alfie Moon in BBC’s EastEnders will take on the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle in award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 28 January until 4 May 2019.
Want amazing acrobatics? Check! Love a bit of magic? Check! In need of a laugh? You will certainly get plenty of those in this entertaining production of Robin Hood.
Being obsessed with crime drama, I was interested to see how something that would usually be a six part television series would adapt to the stage. I was surprised and delighted to find that the answer was incredibly well.
Shaun McKenna’s sharp adaptation of the original novel by Peter James has plenty of intensity to leave audiences heads spinning, while Ian Talbot’s production is sharply focused when it comes to solving the mystery, but throwing in DS Roy Grace’s relationship with Cleo it can become easily distracted.
Dark energy: There is considerable entertainment in Peter James’ The Perfect Murder, an unremarkable, grimly humorous murder mystery elevated by the efforts of Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace.