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 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 continues his role as Jamie, alongside Rebecca McKinnis as Margaret New, Lee Ross as Hugo/Loco, Shobna Gulati as Ray and Lucie Shorthouse as Pritti Pasha. Michelle Visage makes her West End musical debut with her part as Miss Hedge. From 28 January 2019, Layton Williams steps into the starring role of Jamie, replacing McCrea, and Shane Ritchie will take over the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle.
Additional casting includes Alex Anstey, Luke Baker, Luke Bayer, Courtney Bowman, Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen, Jordan Cunningham, Daniel Davids, James Gillan, Ryan Hughes, Daniel Jacob, Cherelle Jay, Harriet Payne, Chloe Pole, 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 plays at London’s Apollo Theatre to packed-out audiences.
Please note: Michelle Visage will not be performing the role of Miss Hedge on 22 December or 24 December 2018.
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 10's will not be admitted.