About the showSheffield Theatres’ smash-hit coming-of-age musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie transfers to the West End, following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible. Created by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, the new British musical comes to London’s Apollo Theatre, produced by Nica Burns.
Based on a documentary, the modern day fairytale follows Jamie, a sixteen year old boy struggling to find his feet after his Dad leaves. Residing on a Sheffield council estate and never quite fitting in at school, Jamie is surely bound for something better. With the loving support of his Mum and friends, the sensational Jamie overcomes bullies and prejudice to find his way into the spotlight.
John McCrea reprises his role as Jamie, with most of the original Sheffield cast transferring to London alongside him. Cast members includeJosie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse, Phil Nichol, Alex Anstey, James Gillan, Daniel Jacob, Ken Christiansen and Luke Baker, alongside Courtney Bowman, Jordan Cunningham, Daniel Davids, Ryan Hughes, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lauran Rae and Kirstie Skivington.
With music by Dan Gillespie Sells and lyrics and a book by Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is directed by Jonathan Butterell and features design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Lucy Carter and sound design by Paul Groothius, with choreography by Kate Prince.
A brand new, uplifting musical that sees prejudices blasted away in the midst of a fearful modern society, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie comes to London’s Apollo Theatre for a run beginning November 6th 2017, with a press night on November 22nd 2017.
Who Should See It?Those who missed the acclaimed musical in Sheffield now have the chance to catch it in London! Fans of musicals and something a bit different will adore this smash-hit, which is the perfect tonic for the current times.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is recommended for those aged 14 and over.