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

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Tickets

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.

RuPaul's Drag Race star  Michelle Visage is currently making her West End debut in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, playing the role of teacher Miss Hedge. 

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. It features career-making performances from the likes of John McCrea (Jamie) and Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti), as well as turns from Josie Waker, Mina Anwar and Tamsin Caroll, all of whom reprise their roles from the Sheffield production.

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.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets at the Apollo Theatre are on sale now.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie running time: 
2 hours 40 minutes
6 videos 25 images
Parental discretion advised. Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.
Tom MacRae, From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Nica Burns
Jonathan Butterell
Songs by:
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells, Lyrics by Tom MacRae
Lucy Carter
Paul Groothuis
Anna Fleischle
Kate Prince
Anna Fleischle
Cast list:
John McCrea (Jamie), Michelle Visage, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Lee Ross, and Kirstie Skivington.
Other info:
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson

Apollo Theatre

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. 

Latest Everybody's Talking About Jamie News & Features

Michelle Visage interview - 'Jamie is more than just a musical'
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

You may know her as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, but Michelle Visage is a self-confessed musical theatre kid at heart. She's currently fulfilling a major ambition, and she treads the boards of a West End theatre, brushing up on her Yorkshire accent as she plays school teacher Miss Hedge in the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. 

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie extends in the West End
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the musical that has now been running in the West End for one year, has extended its run at the Apollo Theatre, it has been announced. With music from The Feeling songwriter Dan Gillespie Sells and a book by Tom MacRae, the musical tells the story of a 16-year-old boy called Jamie New who comes under fire when he decides he wants to wear a dress to his high school prom.

Layton Williams to play Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Friday, October 26, 2018

Layton Williams will take over the role of Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from John McCrea at the Apollo Theatre from 28th January 2019. Williams is known for starring in the BBC Three sitcom Bad Education. He played Seaweed Stubbs in the UK tour of Hairspray from 2015 to 2016 and more recently, he played Angel in the 20th anniversary of Rent at the St James Theatre and a UK tour.

Michelle Visage
RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Michelle Visage to join Everybody’s Talking About Jamie cast
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage is set to make her West End debut in the London production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie next month. From 18th October, Visage will take on the role of Miss Hedge, a teacher at a Sheffield school where one boy, Jamie New, wants to wear a dress to his secondary school prom.

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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.

UK Theatre Awards
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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