Rebecca McKinnis is playing Margaret in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Theatre-News.com caught up with her backstage on 17th September 2018 to find out more.
Rebecca previously played understudy Margaret in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Further theatre credits include Cover Donna and Tania in MAMMA MIA! (Novello Theatre and Prince of Wales Theatre), Christina in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre), A Small Family Business (National Theatre Olivier), Viva Forever! (Piccadilly Theatre), Les Misérables (25th Anniversary Tour), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios), Three Hours After Marriage (Union Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew, Beggars’ Opera (Changeling Theatre Company), Taboo (UK Tour), Starting Here Starting Now (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) Half a Sixpence, Charley’s Aunt (CMC). Other credits include: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena), Beauty and the Beast (Disney), Sound of Music Live (ITV).
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, is currently booking until Saturday 6 April 2019 at London’s Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
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.
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 opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, currently booking until 6 April 2019. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, received the UK Theatre and What’s On Stage Awards for Best New Musical and won the Attitude Culture Award 2017. Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer at The Stage Debut Awards, John McCrea won the What’s On Stage award for Best Actor in a Musical, the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in A Musical and was named joint Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Awards and Lucie Shorthouse won the What’s On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actresses in a Musical.
Performances Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Matinees – Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm Ticket prices - £10 to £65.
Currently booking until 6 April 2019. Check ticket availability.