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Michelle Visage joins Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The RuPaul's Drag Race star will take on the role of Miss Hedge.

Award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie have confirmed the addition of RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage as Miss Hedge. She’ll take on the role from Thursday 18 October 2018 until Saturday 26 January 2019*.

“I am BEYOND thrilled to be making my West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” Visage announced. “The reason I chose this show in particular is because of the very important message it tells. It is a great show with great music and talent but more importantly it’s about love, truth and the tenacity of the human spirit!

“Also there is a HUGE bonus: I get to live in London, one of my favourite cities in the world! I can’t wait to help audiences to fall in love with the show the way I did when I saw Everybody’s Talking About Jamie for the first time and understand why everyone REALLY IS talking about Jamie!”

Michelle Visage is well known as a judge on Ireland’s Got Talent and as RuPaul’s right hand woman on the Emmy Award winning RuPaul’s Drag Race. She hosts the RuPaul: What’s The Tee with Michelle Visage podcast, having won Best Host at this year’s Webby Awards.

 

Musical senstation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae.

The stage production opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 to critical acclaim, before transferring to London’s West End. Alongside rave reviews, the production won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, and Best Performance in a Musical for lead actor John McCrea. It has since been nominated for five coveted Olivier Awards, as well as winning three WhatsOnStage Awards.

The musical also celebrated the Attitude Culture Award 2017, as well as the Best Composer Award for Dan Gillespie-Sells, who rose to fame as the frontman of The Feeling.

Lead John McCrea is joined by Rebecca McKinnis, Shobna Gulati, Lucie Shorthouse, Lee Ross and more on stage.

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn͛t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.

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.

The musical production is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother Margaret, as told in the documentary film Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. This inspired director Jonathan Butterell, who used the story as a basis for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Tickets for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

*Please note: Due to Michelle Visage’s filming commitments as a judge on Ireland’s Got Talent 2018, she will not be performing between Tuesday 20 – Thursday 29 November 2018.

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