New casting has been announced for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre in London.

Phil Nichol will return to the role of Hugo / Loco Chanelle after originating the role in the West End in 2017.

Melissa Jacques will take over the role of Margaret New from Rebecca McKinnis who leaves to star in the London premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Jacques formerly understudied the role of Margaret New.

Joining Nichol and Jacques are Alexander Archer as Mickey, Tilly La Belle Yengo as Fatimah and Gillian Ford as understudy Margaret, Miss Hedge and Ray. All will begin performances on 30 September.

Layton Williams continues in the lead role of Jamie New.

Producer Nica Burns said: “Sad as we are to lose Rebecca Mckinnis, we are delighted that she is leaving to play the role of Heidi Hansen for the UK premiere of the Broadway hit, Dear Evan Hansen. Rebecca started with Jamie as understudy 2 years ago and was promoted into the leading role of Margaret New and made it her own. It is wonderful to see Melissa Jacques following in her footsteps as she too steps up to the role of Margaret.”

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 before transferring to its current home at the Apollo Theatre in late 2017. The show is currently booking until 25 January with a tour opening in February starring Layton Williams.

The hit musical features music by Dan Gillespie Sells, book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae with direction by Jonathan Butterell and design by Anna Fleischle.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 25 January 2020 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tickets are available now.