EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.

Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.

Jamie is terrified about the future.

Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Mina Anwar, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that ‘sends you out on a feel-good bubble of happiness’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Hailed as ‘Billy Elliot for today’s generation’ WHATSONSTAGE, this fabulous, funny, feel-good brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae.

Sixteen: the edge of possibility.  Time to make your dreams come true.

“Touching, Funny, Joyous” THE OBSERVER.

Book Online Now

Booking Number

0330 333 4809

Booking Until
Saturday 21 April 2018

Tickets From
£20

Show Times
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday, 2.30pm

Running Time
To be confirmed

Theatre
Apollo Theatre

Age Recommendation
Parental discretion advised.
Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.

Nica Burns presents The Sheffield Theatres Production of EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.

Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.

Jamie is terrified about the future.

Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

This fabulous, funny, feel-good brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae.

Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

John McCrea will reprise his role of Jamie, alongside the majority of the Sheffield Crucible cast including: Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Kirstie Skivington.

Director Jonathan Butterell, Composer Dan Gillespie Sells and writer and lyricist Tom MacRae said: “After Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was commissioned we spent three hours in a wig room in Sheffield in which we wrote the complete plot and framework for the show before catching the train back to London. The three of us just clicked and we were instantly a team. It has been a new adventure for all of us, this is our first musical and going from zero to West End has felt like a fairy tale. There is a bit of all three of us that has ended up in Jamie. We knew we needed a very special performer to play him and when John McCrea walked into the room he was the perfect embodiment. We hope that audiences will see a bit of Jamie in themselves too.

Producer and theatre owner Nica Burns said: “Everybody seemed to be talking about the show so I went to see the final matinee in Sheffield with no expectations. I came out of the auditorium singing the tunes having laughed, cried, laughed again and dancing with happiness. It’s a musical for everybody. I found the director, grabbed him, offered him to let me take it to London and offered him a theatre. It had to come to the West End.”

'This fizzing musical is a blast of fresh air'

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'Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance'

FINANCIAL TIMES
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'Staggeringly enjoyable'

TIME OUT
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'It's the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now'

THE TIMES
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'Irresistible: a joyous, life-affirming Billy Elliot'

THE INDEPENDENT/I
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'A burst of joy'

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'A joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself '

TIME OUT
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'A true big-hearted crowd-pleaser'

EVENING STANDARD
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'It isn't just Jamie everybody's talking about, it's this show'

METRO
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'Exuberant, exhilarating, exciting, enchanting'

WHATSONSTAGE
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'Outright hilarious'

LONDON THEATRE
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'This should run and run.'

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Cast

John McCrea
John McCreaJamie
Josie Walker
Josie WalkerMargaret
Mina Anwar
Mina AnwarRay
Tamsin Carroll
Tamsin CarrollMiss Hedge
Lucie Shorthouse
Lucie ShorthousePritti Pasha
Phil Nichol
Phil NicholHugo
Alex Anstey
Alex AnsteyLaika Virgin
James Gillan
James GillanTray Sophisticay
Daniel Jacob
Daniel JacobSandra Bollock
Ken Christiansen
Ken ChristiansenJamie's Dad
Luke Baker
Luke BakerDean Paxton
Courtney Bowman
Courtney BowmanFatimah
Jordan Cunningham
Jordan CunninghamSayid
Daniel Davids
Daniel DavidsLevi
Ryan Hughes
Ryan HughesMickey
Harriet Payne
Harriet PayneBex
Shiv Rabheru
Shiv RabheruCy
Lauran Rae
Lauran RaeBecca
Kirstie Skivington
Kirstie SkivingtonVicki
Luke Bayer
Luke BayerSwing
Maryvn Charles
Maryvn CharlesSwing
Cherelle Jay
Cherelle JaySwing
Rebecca McKinnis
Rebecca McKinnisUnderstudy
Chloe Pole
Chloe PoleSwing

Creative

Dan Gillespie SellsAuthor
Tom MacRaeAuthor
Jonathan ButterellDirector
Anna FleischleSet/Costume Design
Kate PrinceChoreographer
Theo JamiesonMusical Director
Lucy CarterLighting Design
Paul GroothuisSound Design
Luke HallsVideo Designer
Will Burton CDGCasting Director
Inspired by the Firecracker documentary"Jamie: Drag Queen at 16"

PERFORMANCES

Monday 6 November 2017 – Saturday 21 April 2018

Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday, 2.30pm

Running time: Approximately 2hrs 40mins including interval

Age recommendation: Parental discretion advised.
Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.

TICKETS

Tickets from £20

NO BOOKING FEE

All tickets include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy

 

GROUP RATES

 8+ GROUP ACCELERATOR

Price bands A & B reduced to £35.00

Book and Pay by 31 December 2017 for performances, Monday to Thursday until 31 December

8+ GROUP RATE

Price bands A & B reduced to £45.00. Valid Monday to Friday

15+ GROUP RATE

Price bands A & B reduced to £39.50. Valid Monday to Friday

Exclusions apply

 

EDUCATION GROUP RATES

10+ MATINEE EDUCATION RATE

Upper Circle reduced to  £19.50 with each 11th ticket FREE,

Price bands B & C reduced to £25.00 with each 11th ticket FREE.

Valid Wednesday Matinees only.

10+ EVENING EDUCATION RATE

Upper Circle reduced to  £19.50. Valid Monday to Thursday evenings

Exclusions apply

 

To book, call us on +44 (0)330 333 4817 or email groups@nimaxtheatres.com

Why not make your group visit even more special with our optional extras? Please ask for details.

VISITING THE VENUE

The Apollo Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, near to Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

Address
Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.

10am – 8pm, Monday – Saturday.

Parking
Q-Park – Chinatown, Newport Place

Tube
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)

Bus Routes
1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176