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 MacRea (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 Capmbell.

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 has transferred to London’s Apollo Theatre. 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 7 images
Everybody's Talking About Jamie Child Policy:
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 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 and Kirstie Skivington.
Other info:
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Everybody's Talking About Jamie Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Monday, 6 November, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
Available from: 
Thursday, 22 February, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 6 October, 2018

Apollo Theatre

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

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Our Everybody's Talking About Jamie Review

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

Everybody's Talking About Jamie extends West End run into October 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018

Good news for new hit British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Initially intended to run through to 21 April 2018 at the Apollo Theatre, the musical has now extended its West End engagement through to 6 October 2018. The production began previews on 6 November 2017 and officially opened to rave reviews on 22 November.

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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Full casting announced for West End transfer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The full cast has been announced for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which is due to open at the Apollo Theatre in November. As previously announced, John McCrea will reprise his role as Jamie from the original Sheffield Theatres production, with Josie Walker also returning to play his mother, Margaret.

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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