Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Run time is 2 hours 35 minutes (including an interval)
Buy Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tickets and enjoy this fabulously sassy British musical sensation based on a true story
Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae’s new coming-of-age musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie transfers to the West End, following rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Previously enjoying a smash-hit run at Sheffield Crucible, the production now plays at London’s Apollo Theatre.
Based on a true documentary, the musical follows a sixteen year old boy from a council estate in Sheffield who struggles to fit in at school. Terrified about the future and trying to find his feet after his Dad leaves home, Jamie is destined to become something sensational. Supported by his dedicated Mum and multiple friends, Jamie finds a way to overcome prejudice and beat the bullies, fearlessly making his way into the centre spotlight.
Newcomer and Mountview student Noah Thomas stars as Jamie New. He is joined by Melissa Jacques (Kinky Boots) as Margaret New, Gillian Ford as Miss Hedge, Phil Nicol as Hugo/Loco Chanelle, Sejal Keshwala (Bend it Like Beckham) as Ray and Hiba Elchikhe (Aladdin) as Pritti.
Layton Williams (RENT, Bad Education), who played his last performance as Jamie in London at the beginning of 2020, now leads the UK tour, which began performances in Sheffield in 2020.
A new British musical created by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is brought to the West End by prolific producer Nica Burns. Directed by Jonathan Butterell, the production features design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Paul Groothius and choreography by Kate Prince.
A brilliantly uplifting story of facing your fears in modern society, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will return to the Apollo Theatre for a socially-distanced run.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is recommended for those aged 14 and up. Under 10s are not permitted.