Earlier this week, we had a look back at some of the child stars of the West End and where they are now. Today, we can give you an update on one of our featured starlets. Layton Williams, a former Billy Elliot, will be playing Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 28 January 2019.
Layton is best known for playing Kylie in the BBC series Beautiful People and for his role of Stephen in the BBC comedy Bad Education. Since, he’s been performing on stage around the country in touring productions of Rent – in which he played Angel – and Hairspray – playing Seaweed. Before taking his role as Jamie, he will appear in Kiss Me, Kate at Sheffield Crucible Theatre this December.
Layton will be replacing John McCrea who originated the role of Jamie during its Sheffield Crucible Theatre run. John’s continued to play the role during its West End run which will celebrate its first birthday at the Apollo Theatre on 6 November.
— Layton Williams (@LaytonWilliams) October 25, 2018
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell – a teenage boy who wanted to attend his school prom in a dress and asked a documentary filmmaker to help tell his story. The resulting documentary – Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 – was seen by a theatre director, Jonathan Butterell, wh0 inspired him to create a musical.
The show has catchy new songs by Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling and writer Tom MacRae.
It currently stars RuPaul’s Drag Race’s, Michelle Visage.
Don’t miss the uplifting, enlightening and invigorating musical, guaranteed to leave everybody at the Apollo Theatre talking about… well…!