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Shane Richie has balanced a hugely successful forty year career between theatre, film & TV; and he has been a regular fixture on prime time television hosting such shows as Lucky Numbers (ITV), The Shane Richie Experience (ITV), Win, Lose or Draw (ITV), Don't Forget the Lyrics! (SKY1), Reflex (BBC) and Win Your Wish List (BBC) to name but a few.

His numerous TV drama credits include Oliver Twist (BBC), New Tricks (BBC), We're Doomed: The Dad's Army Story (BBC), What We Did on Our Holidays (ITV), The Good Samaritan (ITV), As Good As It Gets (ITV), Skins (CH4), Moving On (BBC), Minder (CH5), Redwater (BBC), Benidorm (ITV), and Claude (Disney).

Theatre credits include the London West End and Manchester production of Grease and One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest for a National tour. He stared in the musical Scrooge, and in two American classics titled Lone Star and Private Wars at The Kings Head Theatre London. In February 2019 Shane stared as Hugo/ Loco Chanelle in Everybody's Talking about Jamie at The Apollo in London. At the Belgrade Theatre, he has also played the leads in Peter James thrillers The Perfect Murder and Not Dead Enough.

Shane co-wrote and co-produced the national UK tour of Boogie Nights which went on to a sell-out season at The Savoy Theatre in London's West End. Film roles include Macbeth (CH4), The Reverend (Burn Hand Film), Prisoners of the Sun (Miromar Entertainment) and Flushed Away (Dreamworks Animation). In 2002, Shane created the character of lovable rogue Alfie Moon in BBC One's Eastenders, a role which has earned him several industry awards and many accolades including Best Actor at the Rose d'Or Television Festival.

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[UK Tour]
Hugo/Loco Chanelle

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Hugo [Replacement]

[West End]
London Revival, 1993

Shane Richie News

Q&A and Interview: The Development of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE and Actor Ivano Turco on Joyful Queer Representation

BroadwayWorld was invited to a celebration of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Peacock Theatre. We were treated to a Q&A with Dan Gillespie Sells (Music), Ivano Turco (Jamie New), Giovanna Fletcher (Miss Hedge) and Talia Palamathanan (Pritti Pasha), hosted by Jonathan Butterell (Director). Here are some highlights from the Q&A, as well as an interview with Ivano!
UK Tour of Peter James' WISH YOU WERE DEAD Will Visit Milton Keynes Theatre

The UK tour of Peter James' Wish You Were Dead will visit Milton Keynes Theatre, 25 Apr - Sat 29 Apr.
Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre

Press night of ELF The Musical took place at the Dominion Theatre yesterday, Thursday 24 November 2022. Guests included Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Shane Richie, Rachel Stevens and Denise Welch. Check out photos here!
George Rainsford, Giovanna Fletcher & Clive Mantle to Star in WISH YOU WERE DEAD UK Tour

The UK tour of Peter James’ Wish You Were Dead: George Rainsford, will star as James’ famous detective DSI Roy Grace, alongside Giovanna Fletcher who will star as Cleo Morey and Clive Mantle, who will star as Curtis. Leon Stewart will return to the role of DS Glenn Branson.
Cast Announced For UK Tour of WISH YOU WERE DEAD

Producer Josh Andrews has announced the lead cast for the UK tour of Peter James’ Wish You Were Dead: George Rainsford, will star as James’ famous detective DSI Roy Grace, alongside Giovanna Fletcher who will star as Cleo Morey and Clive Mantle, who will star as Curtis. Leon Stewart will return to the role of DS Glenn Branson.
WISH YOU WERE DEAD Will Embark on UK Tour in 2023

Following the critically acclaimed smash-hit primetime ITV series 'Grace', based on the best-selling novels by the UK's number one crime author Peter James, producer Joshua Andrews is delighted to announce the world stage premiere of James' novel 'Wish You Were Dead' - featuring DSI Roy Grace.

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. Read our critic's review!

Back in 2017, few could have imagined the success of a show about a teenage drag queen. Ever since it blasted its way onto the stage in 2017, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has been a sensation here and as far away as Japan. Now on a nationwide tour, the true-life story of a 16-year-old wannabe drag queen is still as entertaining and relevant as ever.

Everybody's' Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel-good musical sensation, is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre on 19 April. West End star Layton Williams reprises the role of Jamie New. Straight from the West End, Shane Richie (I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, EastEnders) will play Hugo/Loco Chanelle. Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) also re-joins the cast to play Ray.
Photos: First Look at Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett in LOOKING GOOD DEAD at Glasgow Theatre Royal

Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett will reunite as husband and wife, but this time on stage in the acclaimed World Premiere touring stage production of the Peter James best-selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD”, which opens at Glasgow Theatre Royal this week.
Laurie Brett Will Reunite With Adam Woodyatt In LOOKING GOOD DEAD

Laurie and Adam famously starred as husband and wife Ian and Jane Beale in BBC's EastEnders. The rest of the cast of “LOOKING GOOD DEAD” includes Harry Long as Roy Grace, Ian Houghton as Jonas, Leon Stewart as Branson, Gemma Stroyan as Bella, Luke Ward-Wilkinson as Max Bryce, Mylo McDonald as Mick and Natalie Boakye as Janie.
Harry Long, Ian Houghton & More Join World Premiere of LOOKING GOOD DEAD at Theatre Royal Brighton

Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews have announced full casting for the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James bestselling novel Looking Good Dead. 
LOOKING GOOD DEAD Will Premiere at Milton Keynes Theatre Next Month

Hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family's lives.
Full Cast Announced for World Premiere Production of LOOKING GOOD DEAD Starring Adam Woodyatt & Gaynor Faye

As rehearsals begin this week, Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews have announced full casting for the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James best-selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD”. 
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE National Tour Will Resume Performances in September 2021

Everybody's Talking About Jamie's UK tour will recommence in September 2021. West End star Layton Williams reprises the role of Jamie New.
Gaynor Faye To Join Adam Woodyatt In LOOKING GOOD DEAD

TV and Stage star Gaynor Faye will play Kellie Bryce in the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James best-selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD”.
Digital Revival of SCARAMOUCHE JONES Will Return to Next Month

Due to popular demand the acclaimed digital revival of Justin Butcher's Scaramouche Jones or The Seven White Masks will return to streaming for two weeks.
Broadway and West End Stars Share Their Theatre Memories in Celebration of World Theatre Day

March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.
Guest Blog: Playwright Justin Butcher On Reviving the Adventuresome Spirit of Scaramouche Jones

The playwright Justin Butcher reflects on the origins of his solo picaresque, which was premiered in 2001 by the late, great Pete Postlethwaite and is being revived afresh in a new digital version starring Shane Richie and directed by Olivier Award nominee Ian Talbot.
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Returns to The West End From 20 May

Shane will be joined by the West End cast staring Noah Thomas as Jamie New, Melissa Jacques as his Mum, Margaret, Sejal Keshwala as Ray, Hiba Elchikhe as Pritti Pasha and Gillian Ford as Miss Hedge.


How many Broadway shows has Shane Richie been in?

Shane Richie has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Shane Richie been in?

Shane Richie has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Shane Richie's first West End show?

Shane Richie's first West End show was Grease which opened in 1993

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