EastEnders favourite Shane Richie is to star in the touring production of hit West End musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie when it visits the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March) and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 June) .
“I had such a fantastic time playing Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the West End," said Shane. "So when I was offered the chance to be involved in the touring production, I jumped at the opportunity to get back into those heels! I believe this show has such an important message for younger and older generations - I’m excited to be taking it to a larger audience around the UK.”
The production will also feature Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot The Musical) as Jamie New. He said: “I’ve loved my time in the West End version of the show but am beyond excited to be playing Jamie on tour! This will be my sixth tour, and I can’t wait to come back to some of my favourite venues with this beautiful show. I hope you’ll welcome me back with open arms as we share this beautiful story and spread love across the UK!”
Tell us what you think below...
Join our Newsletter today!
Jess Phillips was speaking to fellow Brummie, comedian Joe Lycett
Sugababes’ Mutya Buena is one of the stars performing on the main stage
Hoseason's Simon Altham says the company must 'stand for something'
The four-day festival also features the new Manchester Pride Live event
The film stars Richard E Grant and debutant Max Harwood
A 52-year-old woman from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested
The leaflets play on concerns in the city about LGBT lessons in schools
Check out the 10 beautiful queens who will appear in the series
Strictly winner Joe McFadden takes top billing in the hit musical
Brum planners to decide gay club's futureMore
Homophobic leaflets posted through doors in Birmingham by American Christian groupMore
Ru-vealed! The line-up for the first ever series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UKMore
LGBT migrants put ‘through hell’ by UK's Home Office, claims gay asylum seekerMore
Equality lessons row: Politicians afraid to confront religious communities, says Brum MPMore
UK immigration judge rejects claim of asylum seeker who didn’t have a gay ‘demeanour’More
Four teens deny homophobic harassment of lesbian women on London night busMore