Darren Day will join the UK tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle.
Darren shot to fame in 1993 playing Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium and has been a regular on the West End stage since with credits including Godspell, Copacabana, Summer Holiday, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, Carousel, We Will Rock You, Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and Hello Dolly.
Darren will be appearing in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from from 21 November – 30 December 2023 at Blackpool Winter Gardens, Venue Cymru in Llandudno, and for the three week Christmas season at Oxford New Theatre.
Darren Day said “I can’t wait to step into Loco Chanelle’s heels and join the brilliantly talented cast of the UK Tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. It’s a wonderfully uplifting show filled with great music and humour and has a beautiful message at its heart. I’m thrilled to be part of it.”
Harriet Payne (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Original Cast, The Wild Tonics) joins the tour as Miss Hedge in Llandudno and Oxford having originated the role of Bex in the show in Sheffield and at the Apollo Theatre, and covered the role of Miss Hedge in the West End and Los Angeles.
They join previously announced Ivano Turco as Jamie New, Rebecca McKinnis as Margaret New, Shobna Gulati as Ray and Talia Palamathanan as Pritti.
The tour also stars John Partridge as Hugo / Loco Chanelle from 7 September – 19 November 2023 and 8 January – 23 March 2024. Kevin Clifton plays Hugo / Loco Chanelle from 25 March – 15 July 2024. Hayley Tamaddon plays Miss Hedge from 7 September – 26 November 2023. Giovanna Fletcher plays Miss Hedge from 8 January – 23 March 2024 and Sam Bailey plays Miss Hedge from 25 March – 15 July 2024.
Completing the cast for the 2023-24 UK Tour are KY Kelly, Garry Lee, David McNair, Akshay St Clair, Jordan Ricketts, Liv Ashman, Rhiannon Bacchus, Geoff Berrisford, Jessica Daugirda, Finton Flynn, Annabelle Laing, Luca Moscardini, Joshian Omana, Thomas Walton, Takayiah Bailey and Georgina Hagen.
Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film the show opens at The Lowry on 7 September 2023 before visiting Sunderland, Nottingham, Bromley, Birmingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Blackpool, Llandudno, Oxford, Southampton, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Woking, London, Bristol, Plymouth, Sheffield, Liverpool, Eastbourne, Portsmouth, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Northampton and Leicester.
Further tour dates to be announced.