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 plays at London’s Apollo Theatre, produced by Nica Burns.
Based on a documentary, the modern day fairy tale 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.
Layton Williams plays the role of Jamie, taking over from John McCrea, alongside Rebecca McKinnis as Margaret New, drag star Bill Ward as Hugo/Loco, Sejal Keshwala as Ray and Sabrina Sandhu as Pritti Pasha. Rita Simons (of EastEnders fame) plays the part of Miss Hedge.
Further additions to the cast include Marlon G Day, Momar Diagne, Zahra Jones, Rachel Price, Luke Latchman, Biancha Szynal, Rachel Price, Adam Taylor and Ziggy Tyler Taylor. Continuing in their roles are Alex Anstey, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillan, Marvyn Charles, Ryan Hughes, Melissa Jacques, Daniel Jacob, Emily Kenwright, Jordan Laviniere, and Harriet Payne.
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 plays at London’s Apollo Theatre to packed-out audiences.
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. Under 10s will not be admitted.