Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

‘unapologetically, hilariously, aggressively camp’

‘a star-making turn by John McCrea as Jamie, the queen-in-waiting’

‘a dynamic, deliciously entertaining night out’

Sheffield Theatres’ critically acclaimed production Everybody’s Talking About Jamie transfers to the West End’s Apollo Theatre, following a smash-hit run at Sheffield Crucible. A brand new British musical by composer and lyricist duo Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, the uplifting coming-of-age story finally arrives in London.

Based on a true documentary, the musical follows sixteen-year old Jamie, who resides in a Sheffield council estate. Terrified about the near future and struggling to find his feet after his Dad leaves, Jamie finds it increasingly difficult to fit in at school. But Jamie is destined for something better, brighter and completely sensational.

With the help of his ever-supportive Mum and friends, Jamie finds a way to overcome the prejudice and battle the bullies to step into the spotlight. A fearless, funny and fabulous musical about stepping out of the darkness, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie simply proves that dreams really can come true.

After receiving multiple nominations at The Stage Debut Awards, Dan Gillespie Sells swiped the award for Best Composer, for the exciting score which includes numbers such as “Don’t Even Know It”, “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” and “It Means Beautiful”. An uplifting, sensational story that is incredibly relevant today, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie plays at London’s Apollo Theatre from November 2017.

Cast and Creative

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a brand new musical created by Dan Gillespie Sells (music) and Tom MacRae (lyrics and book), and is produced by Nica Burns. Jonathan Butterell directs, with choreography by Kate Prince, design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Lucy Carter and sound design by Paul Groothius.

John McCrea stars as Jamie, alongside Josie Walker as Margaret, Mina Anwar as Ray, Tamsin Carroll as Miss Hedge, Lucie Shorthouse as Pritti Pasha, Phil Nichol as Hugo, Alex Anstey as Laika Virgin, James Gillan as Tray Sophisticay, Daniel Jacob as Sandra Bollock, Ken Christiansen as Jamie’s Dad and Luke Baker as Dean Paxton, alongside Courtney Bowman, Jordan Cunningham, Daniel Davids, Ryan Hughes, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lauran Rae and Kirstie Skivington.

Show Lengths and Times

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie plays at the Apollo Theatre London from November 6th 2017 to April 21st 2018, with an official opening on November 22nd 2017. Performances are at 7:30pm every day, excluding Sundays, with a matinee at 2:30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Show running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is recommended for those aged 14 and up.



Tickets for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre London are now on sale and you can book them by using the search form at the top of the page.


Have you seen Everybody’s Talking About Jamie? If so please share your thoughts in the comments section below!


  1. Went to see the show last Friday night 10 November after hearing ‘Don’t even Know it’ on Elaine Page Radio 2 some months ago. Kept a close watch on when the show was in the West End and booked as soon as available. On the night I was a little apprehensive that the show would match expectations. It didn’t, it SURPASSED them! Brilliant music and lyrics with several ‘stand alone’ numbers. The acting, singing, humour and story really engaged the audience in a way I have not seen for many shows. We found ourselves sitting behind Dan Gillespie Sells and at the finale had to thank him for such a brilliant show. It really comes under the category of the ‘Must See Shows’ and one we will see again, and probably again. Good luck everyone, you really are part something really special

  2. Saw the show last Friday. Fabulous cast, musicians, songs, sets and a great story! Loved it from start to finish. Thank you and congratulations to all involved in the production.

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