Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed feel good West End musical is coming to Leicester as part of its first UK tour and they’ve also announced their star casting.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will run at Curve from Monday 29 June – Saturday 4 July and it has now been revealed that Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot the Musical) and Shane Richie (EastEnders) will be reprising their roles of Jamie New and Hugo/Loco Chanelle from the West End production.

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. He doesn’t quite fit in, is terrified about the future, but is going to be a sensation.

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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. With catchy songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.

Tickets are on sale now from the Curve website.