Bill Ward to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
Ward will take over the role of Hugo and Loco Chanelle on July 1st. The role is currently played by Roy Haylock, best known as his drag alter-ego Bianca Del Rio, who will play his final performance on 29th June.
Ward returns to the West End stage after performing in Viva Forever and Million Dollar Quartet, with further theatre credits including a national tour of Legally Blonde as Professor Callahan opposite Lucie Jones. He has also starred in television programmes including Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Eastenders.
On joining the production, Ward said: 'I’m particularly looking forward to finding my inner Loco Chanelle, and stepping into one of the biggest pairs of stilettoes I’ve ever seen.'
He will join Faye Tozer as Miss Hedge, Layton Williams as Jamie, Sejal Keshwala as Ray and Sabrina Sandhu as Pritti Pasha.
Based on a BBC documentary, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie follows 16-year-old Jamie New as he decides to attend his high school prom in a dress, supported by his family and friends. The musical features an original soundtrack by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae with songs including ‘And You Don’t Even Know It’ and ‘The Wall In My Head’.
Everybody’s Talking about Jamie tickets are available now.