The West End show has revealed that EastEnders star Shane Richie will be joining the cast.

Shane Richie

The West End show has revealed that EastEnders star Shane Richie will be joining the cast.

Best known for playing the much-loved Alfie Moon in the BBC’s EastEnders, Ritchie will take on the role of Hugo / Loco Chanelle from 28th January until 4th May 2019.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is currently booking until 28th September 2019 at London’s Apollo Theatre.

Shane Richie commented: “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a terrific show so I jumped at the chance to play Hugo / Loco Chanelle. It’s so different to any role I’ve played before and too good an opportunity to miss. 

“I started my career in night clubs and cabaret pubs - the kind of world Hugo inhabits - where I met some wonderful characters. So in a sense I feel like I’ve met Hugo / Loco Chanelle before. I’ve had lots of ideas about how to portray the character and sing the songs. As for my dress and heels, hang onto your handbags.”

More about Shane Richie

Shane Richie has had a successful career in theatre, film and television spanning four decades and is a regular fixture on primetime television. He is known for his role as Alfie Moon in the BBC’s EastEnders which he first started playing in 2002 and for which he has won several industry awards and accolades, including Best Actor at the Rose d’Or Television Festival.

His television drama credits include Oliver Twist (BBC), New Tricks (BBC), We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story (BBC), as well as What We Did on Our Holidays (ITV), The Good Samaritan (ITV), and As Good As It Gets (ITV), to name only a few.

On stage Shane has starred in Grease (West End), One Flew over The Cuckoo’s Nest (UK Tour), Scrooge: The Musical (UK Tour), and Lone Star and Private Wars (Kings Head Theatre). He also played the leads in Peter James’ The Perfect Murder and Not Dead Enough

Shane will be joining the previously announced Layton Williams who will take over as Jamie New. More casting is to be announced.

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