Everybodys Talking About Jamie
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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.

This fearless, funny, fabulous brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae.

Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.


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FULL CAST CONFIRMED FOR EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (9 OCTOBER 2017)

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which opens next month following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible. Directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, the new British musical will play a limited season at the London's Apollo Theatre from 6 November 2017 to 21 April 2018.

As previously announced, John McCrea will return to play the title role of Jamie alongside Josie Walker who reprises her role as his Mum, Margaret. They are joined by the following original cast members from the run in Sheffield Daniel Anthony (Levi), Mina Anwar (Rayia 'Ray' Begum), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), Tamsin Carroll (Miss Hedge), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Harriet Payne (Bex), Shiv Rabheru (Cy), Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti Pasha) and Kirstie Skivington (Vicki) along with Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Bayer, Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen (Jamie's Dad), Jordan Cunningham (Sayid), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Cherelle Jay, Rebecca McKinnis, Phil Nichol (Hugo), Chloe Pole and Lauran Rae (Becca).

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. This fabulous, funny, feelgood brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.



NEW BRITISH MUSICAL SET FOR WEST END'S APOLLO (27 JUNE 2017)

A new British musical by a new British theatre writing and directing team, Everybody's Talking About Jamie opens at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday 22 November 2017. It promises to be a "fearless, funny, fabulous brand new musical sensation" and features new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. It tells the story of a 16-year-old boy who overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

John McCrea will reprise his role of Jamie, alongside the majority of the Sheffield Crucible cast including: Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Kirstie Skivington.

Director Jonathan Butterell, Composer Dan Gillespie Sells and writer and lyricist Tom MacRae said:
"After Everybody's Talking About Jamie was commissioned we spent three hours in a wig room in Sheffield in which we wrote the complete plot and framework for the show before catching the train back to London. The three of us just clicked and we were instantly a team. It has been a new adventure for all of us, this is our first musical and going from zero to West End has felt like a fairy tale. There is a bit of all three of us that has ended up in Jamie. We knew we needed a very specially talented performer to play him and when John McCrea walked into the room he was perfect. We hope that audiences will see a bit of Jamie in themselves too."

Producer and theatre owner Nica Burns said:
"Everybody seemed to be talking about the show so I went to see the final matinee in Sheffield with no expectations. I came out of the auditorium singing the tunes having laughed, cried, laughed again and dancing with happiness. I found the director, and immediately offered to produce the show in London at one of my theatres. It had to come to the West End. This is an uplifting musical for our times and for everyone."





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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 06 November 2017

Booking until: 21 April 2018

Running time: 2 Hours 40 Mins

Prices: £13.00 - £90.00

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