Everybody is now talking about Layton as the television and theatre actor has taken over the leading role of Jamie New in LGBTQ musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Layton is best known for playing the character Kylie in the BBC series Beautiful People and for playing the lead, alongside Jack Whitehall, in the critically acclaimed BBC comedy Bad Education.
He’s joined by Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Channelle, Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge, Sejal Keshwala as Ray and Sabrina Sandhu as Pritti Pasha. Rebecca McKinnis continues in the role as Jamie’s Mum, Margaret.
The British coming-of-age musical is now playing in London’s West End and recently featured RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage.
On accepting the role last year, Layton tweeted: “Words cannot describe how excited I am to be taking over as JAMIE in @JamieMusical next year. Can’t wait to slide into those red heels for my adult West End debut.”
After receiving rave reviews, it was announced earlier this year that Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be turned into a major new film by Warp Films (This Is England, Ghost Stories), with filming expected to commence in Spring 2019.
Mark Herbert, joint CEO and Producer at Warp Films, said: “It ticks every box for a Warp Film; a great central character; diversity at its core; and a massive amount of heart. We can’t wait to start.”
More information on Everybody’s Talking About Jamie can be found here.