The touring production is set to open at The Lowry in Salford on the 7th September 2023.
It has been confirmed that Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) will return to the musical as Miss Hedge, having previously appeared in the West End production at the Apollo Theatre. She will be appearing in the UK & Ireland tour from the 7th September until the 25th November.
Tammaddon joins 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 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 Chanelle (7 September until 11 November 2023 and 16 January until 23 March). Further casting has yet to be announced.
Hayley Tamaddon said “After being part of the West End production in 2019, I’m so excited to be joining the touring company of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The UK audiences are in for an absolute treat!”
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.
The musical features a score by by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who) and is choreographed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince. It is directed by Matt Ryan from original direction by Jonathan Butterell, features designs by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Paul Groothuis and video design by Luke Halls.
To find out more about the tour visit: https://everybodystalkingaboutjamie.co.uk/tour-dates-book-tickets/