Why See Everybody's Talking About Jamie?
What's On Stage BEST NEW MUSICAL
Michelle Visage joins the FIVE-time Olivier Award nominee
When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics. Based on the story of Jamie Campbell, a gay 16-year-old who stunned his school by heading to prom in heels and frock, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is an infectious, funny and touching exploration of sexuality, ambitions and coming of age when you're destined to stick out from the crowd.
Ranging from upbeat pop rock to glorious soulful ballads, the show is a breath of fresh air for the British musical, sitting somewhere between the struggles of Billy Elliott and the fabulousity of Kinky Boots. Original lead John McCrea reprises his heavily praised performance as Jamie alongside much of the founding cast.
Growing up on a Sheffield Council Estate isn't plain sailing for teenage Jamie. Out of touch with his peers yet always ready with a comeback for his bullies, he's just not sure what the future holds. Supported by his wonderful mum and his tight knit group of pals, he sets out to confront his fate head on and become the star he was always meant to be.
Previews from: 6 November 2017
Opening night: 22 November 2017
And before you stop reading
Images taken from the Sheffield Crucible Production of Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Cast and Creative
John McCrea - Jamie (until 26 January)
Layton Williams - Jamie (from January 28)
Rebecca McKinnis - Margaret
Lee Ross - Hugo
Daniel Davids - Levi
Michelle Visage - Miss Hedge
Shobna Gulati, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, Tamsin Carroll, James Gillan, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse,
Alex Anstey, Luke Bayer, Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen, Jordan Cunningham, Ryan Hughes, Daniel Jacob, Cherelle Jay, Rebecca McKinnis, Chloe Pole and Lauran Rae.
Olivier Awards, 2018 - Nominations
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Best Actress in a Musical - Josie Walker
Best Actor in a Musical - John McCrea
Best New Musical
2018 What's On Stage Awards
Best Actor in a Musical
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Best New Musical
What we thought
HE'S our Boy
This show is everything the world needs right now
Billed as Billy Elliot for the Kinky Boots generation, Everybody's Talking About Jamie introduces us to the newest superstar of British musical theatre with plenty of heart, wit and a fantastic score that'll spawn more than a few standardsRead full review
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