Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Coming To London

Everyone's Talking About Jamie West End Tickets

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the new musical that was a hit at Sheffield Crucible, is to transfer to London’s West End in November. The show, about a 16-year-old’s journey to being himself in drag, will run at the Apollo Theatre from November 22, with previews from November 6. It premiered in Sheffield in February this year. John McCrea will reprise the lead role of Jamie alongside most of the Sheffield Crucible cast including Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll, Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse and Kirstie Skivington. Inspired by a documentary telling the true story of 16-year-old Jamie Campbell, the musical was developed by composer Dan Gillespie Sells and writer and lyricist Tom MacRae with director Jonathan Butterell. The London transfer is presented by producer and theatre owner Nica Burns of Nimax Theatres. She said: “Everybody seemed to be talking about … Read more

Casting Announced For Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Get set to Samba this Christmas as the stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom waltzes into the West Yorkshire Playhouse for it’s UK premiere. Based on the Australian hit film, Strictly Ballroom is the story of a championship balroom dancer who defies the rules to follow his heart. This bright, colourful and sometimes gawdy musical features great numbers like Love Is In The Air, Time After Time and Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, as well as new songs written by internationally acclaimed artsists like Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. Leading the cast of Strictly Ballroom are Gemma Sutton (The Go Between, Gypsy), and Sam Lips (Broadway – Pippin & Wicked) who is making his UK debut. Starring alongside them are two familiar faces from West Yorkshire Playhouse’s 2015 production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Tamsin Carroll (Miss Saigon) and Stephen Matthews (The Lion King) who will play Shirley and … Read more

REVIEW: Casa Valentina, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭✭

Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein at Southwark Playhouse

As directed by Luke Sheppard, Casa Valentino is a play about a marriage. Everything turns on the central relationship between George (Edward Wolstenholme) and Rita (Tamsin Carroll). They have an unconventional marriage. She married him knowing that he liked to dress in women’s’ clothing; indeed, she has fostered and supported his desire because she loves him. She is content for his dress-wearing self to be the prettiest girl in their marriage. She welcomes, supports and mothers the other men who come to rent rooms in their weekend guesthouse and unleash their inner woman. A Weekend In The Country with a difference.

Casa Valentina Cast Announced

The cast of Casa Valentina at the Southwark Playhouse.

Producer Paul Taylor-Mills and Director Luke Sheppard have announced their cast for the upcoming European premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s play Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse. The cast will include Tamsin Carroll (Rita), Ben Deery (Miranda), Charlie Hayes (Eleanor), Bruce Montague (Terry), Robert Morgan (Amy), Matt Rixon (Bessie), Ashley Robinson (Gloria), Gareth Snook (Charlotte) and Edward Wolstenholme (Valentina). Set in 1962, in the picturesque Catskills mountains of New York, a group of heterosexual men escape from the City to spend their weekend dressed as women. In this cross dressing colony they leave their families, friends and city jobs behind to safely inhabit their female alter egos and release their inner woman. However when given the choice to share their secret lives with the world, the group have to decide whether the freedom gained by the openness is worth the personal risk. Based on real–life events, this delightfully insightful and hilariously entertaining … Read more

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