Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, today (6 November) celebrates its 1st anniversary at the Apollo Theatre in the West End and announces that booking is extending to 28 September 2019. The fairy tale continues.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, booking until 28 September 2019. In its fabulous and glittering first year Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has received a host of 5 star reviews, won 7 major theatre awards, including the What’s On Stage Award for Best Musical and received nominations for 5 Olivier Awards. The official West End cast recording was released, and the show was screened live from the Apollo Theatre into over 500 cinemas across the UK, Ireland and select European territories.
From 7 November Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be screened in cinemas across North America taking the total number of cinemas to have screened the show to over 1000 worldwide by the end of 2018. The show has also been shortlisted for Best Musical at the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Awards and is being made into a major film by Sheffield based production company Warp Films.
Nica Burns, Producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie said: “It is the stuff of dreams that our home- grown British musical based on a local true story, should have found a home in the heart of the West End. We are all absolutely delighted. A very big thank you to our fantastic audiences that have kept us here and to everyone who has supported us so brilliantly. Please keep on talking about Jamie so we can celebrate many more birthdays!”
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the hit musical for today.
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.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
With songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.
Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Design by Anna Fleischle
Choreography by Kate Prince
Lighting design by Lucy Carter
Sound design by Paul Groothuis
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Casting by Will Burton
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie stars John McCrea as Jamie New, Rebecca McKinnis as his Mum, Margaret, Lucie Shorthouse as Pritti Pasha, Shobna Gulati as Ray and Lee Ross as Hugo/Loco Chanel with Michelle Visage as Miss Hedge. The cast also includes Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Luke Bayer, Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen (Jamie’s Dad), Jordan Cunningham (Sayid), Daniel Davids (Levi), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Cherelle Jay, Jordan Laviniere (Cy), Harriet Payne (Bex), Chloe Pole, Lauran Rae (Becca), Emily Kenwright (Vicki).
Layton Williams takes over the role of Jamie New from 28 January 2019.