Lee Ross is playing Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Theatre-News.com caught up with him backstage on 17th September 2018 to find out more.
Lee’s work on stage has mainly been for the Royal Court where he originated leading roles for Joe Penhall, David Eldridge, Kevin Hood and Simon Stephens. He earned an Olivier Award nomination for his performance of Jack Firebrace in Birdsong (West End) and his most recent stage performance was the solo show 36 Phone Calls, directed by Jo McInnes (Hampstead Theatre). Other recent theatre credits include Our County’s Good (National Theatre), In Basildon (Royal Court) and Whipping It Up (Bush Theatre and West End). Lee has also worked with Mike Leigh, Anthony Minghella, Steven Knight, and Rupert Wyatt. Recent film work includes the forthcoming independent feature Farming, directed by Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, opposite Kate Beckinsale. Other recent screen credits include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Locke and Containment. Recent television includes From the Cradle to the Grave, The Driver and Southcliffe.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, is currently booking until Saturday 6 April 2019 at London’s Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the hit musical for today.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future.
Jamie 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.
With songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Directed by Jonathan Butterell Design by Anna Fleischle Choreography by Kate Prince Lighting design by Lucy Carter Sound design by Paul Groothuis Musical direction by Theo Jamieson Casting by Will Burton Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, currently booking until 6 April 2019. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, received the UK Theatre and What’s On Stage Awards for Best New Musical and won the Attitude Culture Award 2017. Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer at The Stage Debut Awards, John McCrea won the What’s On Stage award for Best Actor in a Musical, the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in A Musical and was named joint Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Awards and Lucie Shorthouse won the What’s On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actresses in a Musical.
Performances Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Matinees – Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm Ticket prices - £10 to £65.
Currently booking until 6 April 2019. Check ticket availability.
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