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Michelle Visage to make West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Michelle Visage to make West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

close up of michelle visage her hair is black and teased darkly

Fresh of her Emmy’s success, RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, Michelle Visage, will make her West End debut.

Visage will join the London production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

The popular judge on the reality drag show will play the role of Miss Hedge.  Visage will join the cast at the Apollo Theatre from 18 October to 26 January.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on the 2011 BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. It tells the story of a teenager, Jamie, who is bullied for his sexuality, but overcomes prejudice and achieves his dream of becoming a drag queen.

Fight the stigma

The show’s message is exactly why Visage wanted to join the cast.

‘I am BEYOND thrilled to be making my West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie!’ Visage said.

‘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!’

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie transferred to the West End in 2017. It won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical earlier this year.

Visage has often spoken about her love for musicals, but is also passionate about mental health issues for young LGBTI people.

In a recent episode of her podcast with RuPaul called What’s The Tee?, she opened up about her daughter’s struggle with her sexuality and mental health issues.

‘Mental health in teens and LGBTQIA+ kids is real and on the uptick and all too much not taken seriously,’ Visage wrote on Twitter.

‘THANK YOU for listening to our family’s journey as we continue to fight the stigma. We are in this together.’

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