‘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 plays at 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 continues to play to packed-out London audiences.
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.
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 Rebecca McKinnis as Margaret New, Lee Ross as Hugo/Loco, Shobna Gulati as Ray, Tamsin Carroll as Miss Hedge and Lucie Shorthouse as Pritti Pasha. Additional casting includes Alex Anstey, Luke Baker, Luke Bayer, Courtney Bowman, Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen, Jordan Cunningham, Daniel Davids, James Gillan, Ryan Hughes, Daniel Jacob, Cherelle Jay, Harriet Payne, Chloe Pole, Shiv Rabheru, Lauran Rae and Kirstie Skivington.
Michelle Visage stars as Miss Hedge from 18 October.
Show Lengths and Times
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie began previews at the Apollo Theatre London on November 6th 2017, with an official opening on November 22nd 2017. Performances are currently booking into April 2019 and 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.
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