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:

  • Monday 2nd September– Wednesday 4th September (14:30)
  • Saturday 14th September
  • Monday 7th October
  • Monday 14th October
  • Monday 21st October
  • Monday 28th October
  • Monday 4th November
  • Saturday 9th – Wednesday 13th November
  • Monday 18th November
  • Monday 25th November
  • Saturday 30th November – Saturday 7th December
Everybody's Talking About Jamie running time: 
2 hours 40 minutes
1 video 12 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:
Layton Williams (Jamie), Rita Simons (Miss Hedge), Melissa Jacques (Margaret New), Sejal Keshwala (Ray), Sabrina Sandhu (Pritti Pasha), Phil Nichol (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), Tilly La Belle Yengo (Fatimah), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Alexander Archer (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Emily Kenwright (Vicki), Jordan Laviniere (Cy) and Harriet Payne (Bex), Gillian Ford
Other info:
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson

Apollo Theatre

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

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Latest Everybody's Talking About Jamie News & Features

Extended booking period and open auditions announced for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Friday, 27 September, 2019, 14:10

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will play at the Apollo Theatre for an extended booking period to August 2020, it has been announced. After a world premiere at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and a subsequent West End transfer, the musical received its London debut at the Apollo Theatre in November 2017, where it has played a continuous run since. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will now play for an extended booking period through to 29th August 2020.

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Rita Simons to join cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as Miss Hedge
Friday, 28 June, 2019

Eastenders star Rita Simons will make her West End debut as Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre later this year. Best known as playing Roxy Mitchell in the BBC soap opera alongside Samantha Womack as Ronnie Mitchell, Simons’ theatre credits include a touring production of The House on Cold Hill in 2019, and a national tour of Legally Blonde in 2017. Simons will take over the role of Miss Hedge from 5th August, playing the role for a limited engagement to 16th November. She will assume the role from Faye Tozer, who will play her final performance on 3rd August.

Bill Ward
Bill Ward to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
Friday, 07 June, 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.

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

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New cast for West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie announced
Wednesday, 09 January, 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, 30 May, 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, 20 November, 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, 16 October, 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, 14 September, 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, 21 June, 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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