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Shaftesbury Avenue 31, London W1D 7ES

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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Closed September 26, 2021

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

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Don't miss 'Jamie before it goes on hiatus this September!

When this exuberant musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics. Now a West End mainstay, dazzling audiences at the Apollo Theatre 8 times a week, 'Jamie is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell, a gay 16-year-old who stunned his school by heading to prom in heels and a dress, starting a national conversation on gender, sexuality and self-expression. Infectious, funny and touching, this is a coming of age story for our generation, one that celebrates difference with remarkable kindness and compassion.

Ranging from upbeat pop-rock to glorious soulful ballads, Gillespie Sells imbues Jamie's story with the fabulousity of Kinky Boots, whilst Tom MacRae's book echoes the struggle and wit of Billy Elliott yet manages to create an entirely fresh and inspiring modern British musical.

Jamie who?

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.

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Previews from: 6 November 2017

Opening night: 22 November 2017


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Noah Thomas as Jamie New
Melissa Jacques as Margaret New
Phil Nichol as Hugo/Loco Chanelle
Sejal Keshwala as Ray
Hiba Elchikhe as Pritta Pasha
Gillion Ford as Miss Hedge
James Gillan as Tray Sophisticay
Garry Lee as Sandra Bollock
David O'Reilly as Laika Virgin 
Marlon G. Day as Jamie's Dad
Jordan Ricketts as Dean Paxton 
Alexander Archer as Mickey
Zion Battles as Levi
Zahra Jones as Becca
Keenan Knight as Sayid
Emily Kenwright as Vicki
Kieran McGinn as Understudy Jamie's Dad/Drag Queens
Harriet Payne as Bex/Understudy Miss Hedge
Rachel Seirian as Fatimah/Understudy Pritti 
Adam Taylor as CY/Understudy Jamie
Ebony Clarke as Swing/Dance Captain
Joe Wolstenholme as Swing


Book and Lyrics by Tom MaCrae
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Directed by Jonathan Butterell


What's On Stage Awards - 2019

Best Original Cast Recording

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
Best Choreography

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 standards

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Kitty McCarron

Kitty McCarron

What you thought

3 reviews, average rating: (4.3 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Jennifer: “Excellent ”

Went to see this last night with my daughter who is 15 and just came out... more

Anonymous: “Feel good musical with a point to make ”

Go see it it’s very very good some bad language so if your easily offended... more

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