Why See Everybody's Talking About Jamie?
What's On Stage BEST NEW MUSICAL!
When this exuberant new 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. 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.
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.
Opening night: 5 February 2024
May not be suitable for younger audiences
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
Cast and Creative
Ivano Turco as Jamie New
Rebecca McKinnis as Margaret New
Shobna Gulati as Ray
Talia Palamathanan as Pritti
Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge
Harriet Pyane as Miss Hedge at the performances in Llandudno and Oxford
John Partridge as Hugo/Loco Chanelle (from 7 September until 11 November 2023 and from 16 January until 16 March)
Kevin Clifton as Hugo/Loco Chanelle( from 25 March 2024 until 15 July 2024)
Darren Day as Hugo/ Loco Chanelle for certain performances
Giovanna Fletcher as Miss Hedge (from 8 January 2024 until 23 March 2024)
Sam Bailey as Miss Hedge (from 25 March 2024 until 15 July 2024)
KY Kelly (Anthony Gyde), Garry Lee, David McNair, Akshay St Clair, Jordan Ricketts, Liv Ashman, Rhiannon Bacchus, Geoff Berrisford, Jessica Daugirda, Finton Flynn, Annabelle Laing, Luca Moscardini, Joshian Omana, Thomas Walton, Takayiah Bailey and Georgina Hagen
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
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
What you thought
4 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)
Went to see this last night with my daughter who is 15 and just came out... more
Go see it it’s very very good some bad language so if your easily offended... more
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