Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is brought to the West End by Dan Gillespie Sells (singer-songwriter of The Feeling) and Tom MacRae (writer for Doctor Who).

This brand new British musical is the inspirational story of Jamie New, a 16-year old schoolboy from Sheffield who decides he wants to go to his school prom in a dress. The story takes inspiration from the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, which followed the true story of Jamie Campbell.

With an infectious original score from Gillespie Sells, which includes instant classics such as “And You Don't Even Know It”, “He's My Boy” and “The Wall In My Head”, the story explores Jamie’s relationship with the kids at school, his mother, and himself.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie started life in Sheffield with a run at the Crucible Theatre, and transferred to London’s Apollo Theatre with previews beginning on 6th November 2017, and an official opening night on 22nd November. The original cast included John McCrea (Jamie) and Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti).

The production is the first foray into musicals for Gillespie Sells and MacRae, who realised the idea to make the story into a musical from director Jonathan Butterell.

With comparisons to Billy Elliot for the modern age, book your tickets now and find out why Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Layton Williams will not perform the role of Jamie New on the following dates: 24 June, 27 July & 26 – 31 August.

 

Everybody's Talking About Jamie running time: 
2 hours 40 minutes
Categories: 
1 video 11 images
Parental discretion advised. Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.
By:
Tom MacRae, From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Producer:
Nica Burns
Director:
Jonathan Butterell
Songs by:
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells, Lyrics by Tom MacRae
Lighting:
Lucy Carter
Sound:
Paul Groothuis
Design:
Anna Fleischle
Choreography:
Kate Prince
Costume:
Anna Fleischle
Cast list:
Layton Williams (Jamie), Faye Tozer (Miss Hedge), Sejal Keshwala (Ray), Sabrina Sandhu (Pritti Pasha), Bianca Del Rio (Hugo/Loco Chanelle), Marlon G Day (Dad), Momar Diagne, Zahra Jones (Becca), Luke Latchman (Sayid), Ziggy Tyler Taylor (Levi), Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Melissa Jacques, Emily Kenwright (Vicki), Jordan Laviniere (Cy) Rebecca McKinnis (Margaret New), and Harriet Payne (Bex).
Other info:
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson

Apollo Theatre

Address:
31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Here's a new and distinctively British musical that could give the imminent arrival of Hamilton from Broadway a serious run for its money, and is just the refreshing breath of fresh, inclusive air the West End needs right now. 

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Bill Ward
Bill Ward to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
Friday, June 7, 2019

Bill Ward will join the cast of Everybody’s Talking about Jamie at the Apollo Theatre from next month. Ward will take over the role of Hugo and Loco Chanelle on July 1st. The role is currently played by Roy Haylock, best known as his drag alter-ego Bianca Del Rio, who will play his final performance on 29th June.

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Bianca Del Rio to make West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Friday, March 29, 2019

Bianca Del Rio will make her West End debut as Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, it has been announced. She is best known for winning RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2014 which featured Michelle Visage on the judging panel, who recently starred in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as Miss Hedge. Since RuPaul’s Drag Race, Del Rio has appeared in feature films including Hurricane Bianca, as well as being the first drag queen to perform a solo stand-up comedy show at Wembley Arena in 2018.

Faye Tozer
Faye Tozer to play Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Friday, March 22, 2019

Steps singer and Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Faye Tozer is set to join the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the West End at the Apollo Theatre, it has been announced. Tozer has been a member of the pop group since 1997, and had hits with songs such as “Tragedy”, “5, 6, 7, 8”, “Scared of the Dark”, and “Last Thing on My Mind”. Last year, she starred in the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the final with her partner Giovanni Pernice. She will join the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 6th May to play the role of Miss Hedge.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie extends in the West End into 2020
Friday, March 8, 2019

West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has extended its run at the Apollo Theatre into 2020, with the show now booking until next January. The show, which recently saw Layton Williams take over the lead role from its originator John McCrea, tells the story of a teenage boy who faces challenges when he decides he wants to wear a dress to his high school prom.

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New cast for West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie announced
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A new cast for the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre has been announced. Joining the previously announced Layton Williams in the title role of Jamie, a boy who wants to wear a dress to his school prom, and Shane Richie as professional drag artist Hugo/Loco Chanelle will be Hayley Tamaddon, Sabrina Sandhu, and Sejal Keshwala. 

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie extends and to be adapted into film
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is set to be adapted for the big screen by the producers behind This Is England, and has also extended its run in the West End. Warp Films will produce the movie version of the musical, which has music by Dan Gillespie Sells and  a book by Tom MacRae, and is due to commence filming in spring next year. It will also now book at the Apollo Theatre until April 2019, and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tickets are available now.

Video: Cast and creatives talk Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Monday, November 20, 2017

Following a successful run in Sheffield last year, Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells’ musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is set for a West End run at the Apollo Theatre in London. The musical is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old boy who decided he wants to go to his school prom dressed in drag. It takes inspiration from a BBC Three documentary following Jamie, who has been named Jamie new in the musical.

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UK Theatre Awards 2017: full list of winners
Monday, October 16, 2017

The winners of this year’s UK Theatre Awards have been announced at a ceremony hosted in central London by actress Sharon D Clarke. The big winners of the evening included Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which picked up the award for Best Musical Production, with leading actor John McCrea taking home the award for Best Performance in a Musical. The show is transferring to the Apollo Theatre in November after premiering in Sheffield earlier this year.

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UK Theatre Awards 2017 – full list of nominees
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Nominations have been announced for this year’s UK Theatre Awards, which celebrate outstanding work in theatre across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Highlights from London’s theatre include Katherine Soper’s Wish List, which ran at the Royal Court, Lizzie Nunnery’s Narvik (which ran at the New Diorama) and Half Breed by Tash Marshall (ran at Soho Theatre) which have all been nominated for Best New Play.   Caroline, Or Change and Everybody's Talking About Jamie have also been nominate multiple times, and will both transfer to London later this year.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie to open in the West End
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Sheffield Crucible’s sold-out success Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has found a West End home! Opening on 22nd November 2017, following previews from 6th November, the new musical by Dan Gillespie Sells (of The Feeling) and writer Tom MacRae will play the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

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