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

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Tickets

Apollo Theatre, London
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Apollo Theatre, London
Based on a BBC documentary
Our Review 5 / 5

Performances of Everybody's Talking About Jamie from 28 November to 2 December are suspended. For a full list of performances affected by Coronavirus, read here.

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.

Please note: that this venue will offer available seats based on social distancing. Once seats are booked, availability alters to reflect new socially distant seats. If you receive an error and are unable to confirm your seats please select alternatives as your original choice may no longer be socially distanced from neighbouring bookings.

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Previews from |
6th November 2017
Opening date |
22nd November 2017
Booking from |
13th December 2020
Available until |
28th February 2021
Run time |
2 hours 40 minutes
Categories |
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:
Noah Thomas, Melissa Jacques, Sejal Keshwala, Hiba Elchikhe, Gillian Ford, Phil Nicol, Alexander Archer, Zion Battles, Marlon G. Day, James Gillan, Zahra Jones, Emily Kenwright, Keenan Knight, Jordan Laviniere, Garry Lee, David O’Reilly, Harriet Payne, Jordan Ricketts and Rachel Seiran.
Other info:
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson

Apollo Theatre Venue Information

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

Customer reviews

Our Review of Everybody's Talking About Jamie


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.  Read more

Latest Everybody's Talking About Jamie News & Features

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'I'm a Celebrity' star Shane Ritchie to return to 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' in the West End
Friday, 04 December, 2020, 17:08
Shane Richie is ready to swap his shoes for a pair of high heels! The "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here" star is coming back to the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre as the drag queen Loco Chanelle. Richie will start performances in the role on 5 January 2021. "After 2020 we could all do with little bit of glitter in the grey and having been with Jamie both in the West End and on UK Tour it’s going to be a fabulous way to start...
Photo credit: Cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Photo by Matt Crockett)
‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ sets official London reopening date
Monday, 30 November, 2020, 15:32
Following the previous announcement that Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will return on 12 November, the musical will now open on 12 December. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will now play eight performances a week from Wednesday to Sunday, and will be the first full-book musical to reopen in the West End, ahead of the show's 1000th performance. Speaking about the musical’s return, producer Nica Burns said: “Like everyone else in the UK, year 11 at Mayfield High...
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‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ film trailer released
Monday, 12 October, 2020, 11:45
The first trailer for the upcoming film version of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has been released. The release date for the film has also been pushed back by a month, now available to watch from 26 Feb. 2021. Max Harwood plays the role of Jamie New, making his professional film debut in the role. Richard E Grant stars as Hugo/Loco Chanelle, recently starring in the 2018 movie Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Jack Hock. Shobna Gulati reprises the role of Ray, which she...
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New cast members to join Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
Thursday, 05 December, 2019, 17:17
Following the previous news that Noah Thomas will make his West End debut in the title role, new cast members have been announced to join Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Hiba Elchikhe will make her West End debut as Pritti Pasha, previously starring in Brooklyn at Greenwich Theatre and Fiver at Southwark Playhouse. Leon Craig will play Sandra Bollock, with West End credits including Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre. David O’Reilly will play...
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Noah Thomas to star in title role of Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Friday, 15 November, 2019, 09:29
After open auditions for the title role in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, it has been announced that Noah Thomas will make his West End debut as Jamie at the Apollo Theatre next year. Noah Thomas Noah Thomas will take over the lead role from Layton Williams from 6th January 2020, with Layton Williams reprising his performance in the show’s national tour. Speaking about the audition process, Thomas said: “Only two weeks ago I was studying at Mountview and...
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Preeya Kalidas and Bianca Del Rio to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Friday, 08 November, 2019, 10:44
Now in its third year at the Apollo Theatre, two new cast members have been announced to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Preeya Kalidas will join the cast as Miss Hedge from 17th November, with Roy Haylock, best known as his drag queen alter ego Bianca Del Rio reprising their performance as Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 9th December. Kalidas’ West End credits include Bend It Like Beckham as Pinky, receiving an Olivier Award nomination for best supporting actress....
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. Based...
Rita Simons
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...
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. Ward returns to the West End stage after performing in Viva Forever and Million Dollar Quartet, with further theatre credits including a national...
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...
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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.  Hayley Tamaddon takes over from Michelle Visage as Jamie’s schoolteacher Miss Hedge....
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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. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is...
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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. Jon Bausor...
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...
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. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the story of 16 year old Jamie New. Living on a council estate in Sheffield, Jamie doesn’t quite fit in with his peers and is terrified...
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