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Jamie’s the talk of London’s West End

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a multi-award winning show with catchy songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. Inspired by a true story, Jamie is a fearless, funny, coming of age musical.

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

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will return to London’s West End in 2022.

What is Everybody’s Talking About Jamie about?

Inspired by the BBC documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the powerful story of a boy with a passion for drag.

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.

Who’s in it? Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast

Noah Thomas stars as Jamie, alongside lead cast Melissa Jacques (Margaret New), Sejal Keshwala (Ray), Hiba Elchikhe (Pritti Pasha), Phil Nichol (Hugo/Loco Chanelle) and Gillian Ford (Miss Hedge).

The cast also includes Alexander Archer (Mickey), Zion Battles (Levi), Ebony Clarke (Swing), Marlon G. Day (Jamie’s Dad), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Zahra Jones (Becca), Emily Kenwright (Vicki), Keenan Knight (Sayid), Jordan Laviniere (Cy), Garry Lee (Sandra Bollock), Brian James Leys (understudy), David O’Reilly (Laika Virgin), Harriet Payne (Bex), Jordan Ricketts (Dean Paxton), Rachel Seiran (Fatimah) and Joe Wolstenholme (Swing).

Creative team

Music by Dan Gillespie Sells with Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae.

Directed by Jonathan Butterell with design by Anna Fleischle, choreography by Kate Prince, lighting by Lucy Carter, sound by Paul Groothuis and musical direction by Theo Jamieson.


Reviews of Everybody's Talking About Jamie

★★★★ "A touching, funny and joyous production" - The Guardian
★★★★ "A feel-good bubble of happiness" - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "Sparkling coming-of-age musical with a twist" - The Times
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Age restrictions
Parental discretion advised. Please note that this production contains some strong language and mild sexual references. Recommended for ages 14 and above. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
Running time
2hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 26 September 2021

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Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to go back on tour in 2023

Hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is heading back on the road next autumn, with its second UK tour.

The critically acclaimed, award-winning musical starts its new tour on 7 September 2023 at the Lowry before heading to Sunderland, Nottingham, Bromley, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Blackpool, Llandudno, Newcastle, Wolverhampton and Woking. More dates are going to be announced soon.

The show follows Jamie New, a 16 year old who lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in, and is terrified about the future. 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.

The show boasts an original score by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who). Based on an idea by Jonathan Butterell, who also directs, design is by Anna Fleischle, choreography by Kate Prince, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Paul Groothuis, casting by Will Burton, Musical Supervisor Theo Jamieson and video design by Luke Halls.

Amazon turned the show into an acclaimed movie, starring Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel and Richard E Grant.

The West End production at the Apollo Theatre paused its run in September 2021, but there’s still no news about its return.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie UK Tour Dates

The Lowry, Salford Quays
Thu 7 – Sun 17 September 2023

Sunderland Empire
Tue 19 – Sat 23 September 2023

Nottingham Theatre Royal
Mon 25 – Sat 30 September 2023

Bromley Churchill Theatre
Mon 2 – Sat 7 October 2023

Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Mon 23 – Sat 28 October 2023

Brighton Theatre Royal
Tue 31 October – Sat 11 November 2023

Leeds Grand Theatre
Tue 14 – Sun 19 November 2023

Blackpool Winter Gardens
Tue 21 – Sat 25 November 2023

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Tue 28 November – Sat 2 December 2023

Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 16 – Sat 20 January 2024

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tue 23 – Sat 27 January 2024

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Mon 29 January – Sat 3 February 2024

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie movie scoops BAFTA nomination

Hit stage-to-movie musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has scored a BAFTA nomination at this year’s awards.

The film has been nominated for Outstanding British Film, alongside movies including Belfast, Cyrano, House of Gucci and No Time to Die.

The movie version of the musical was directed by Jonathan Butterell, who directed the original stage version, with co-direction from the show’s writers – Dan Gillespie Sells (music) and Tom MacRae (book and lyrics). The movie was released last year, starring Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire as his mum Margaret and Richard E Grant as Hugo Battersby. It’s currently available on Amazon Prime Video.

The stage version originally premiered at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield before transferring to the West End’s Apollo Theatre in 2017. The show ran at the Apollo until last September when it took a break. There’s still hope it will return to the West End, hopefully in 2022.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is also currently on big UK and US tours.

Other musicals to make the nominations include Steven Spielberg’s new version of Bernstein/Sondheim musical West Side Story, which scored 5 nominations including best supporting actress for Ariana DeBose, best supporting actor for Mike Faist, best casting, best production design and best sound, but missed out in the Best film category. Ariana DeBose is also nominated in the Rising Star category, voted by members of the public.

However, the recent movie version of Tick, Tick… Boom!, the Jonathan Larson musical starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), was overlooked by the BAFTA voters.

Full list of BAFTA 2022 nominations

Best film
Belfast
Don’t Look Up
Dune
Licorice Pizza
The Power of the Dog

Outstanding British film
After Love
Ali & Ava
Belfast
Boiling Point
Cyrano
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
House of Gucci
Last Night in Soho
No Time to Die
Passing

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
After Love – Aleem Khan (writer/director)
Boiling Point – James Cummings (writer), Hester Ruoff (producer) [also written by Philip Barantini and produced by Bart Ruspoli]
The Harder They Fall – Jeymes Samuel (writer/director) [also written by Boaz Yakin]
Keyboard Fantasies – Posy Dixon (writer/director), Liv Proctor (producer)
Passing – Rebecca Hall (writer/director)

Best film not in the English language
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
Parallel Mothers
Petite Maman
The Worst Person in the World

Best documentary
Becoming Cousteau
Cow
Flee
The Rescue
Summer of Soul

Best animated film
Encanto
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs the Machines

Best director
Aleem Khan (After Love)
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
Audrey Diwan (Happening)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
Julia Ducournau (Titane)

Best original screenplay
Aaron Sorkin (Being the Ricardos)
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up)
Zach Baylin (King Richard)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Best adapted screenplay
Sian Heder (Coda)
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve (Dune)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter)
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Best actress
Lady Gaga (House of Gucci)
Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
Emilia Jones (Coda)
Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World)
Joanna Scanlan (After Love)
Tessa Thompson (Passing)

Best actor
Adeel Akhtar (Ali & Ava)
Mahershala Ali (Swan Song)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t Look Up)
Stephen Graham (Boiling Point)
Will Smith (King Richard)

Best supporting actress
Caitríona Balfe (Belfast)
Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
Ann Dowd (Mass)
Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
Ruth Negga (Passing)

Best supporting actor
Mike Faist (West Side Story)
Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
Troy Kotsur (Coda)
Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon)
Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

Best original score
Being the Ricardos
Don’t Look Up
Dune
The French Dispatch
The Power of the Dog

Best casting
Boiling Point
Dune
The Hand of God
King Richard
West Side Story

Best cinematography
Dune
Nightmare Alley
No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best editing
Belfast
Dune
Licorice Pizza
No Time to Die
Summer of Soul

Best production design
Cyrano
Dune
The French Dispatch
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

Best costume design
Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
The French Dispatch
Nightmare Alley

Best makeup and hair
Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci

Best sound
Dune
Last Night in Soho
No Time to Die
A Quiet Place Part II
West Side Story

Best special visual effects
Dune
Free Guy
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The Matrix Resurrections
No Time to Die

Best British short animation
Affairs of the Art
Do Not Feed the Pigeons
Night of the Living Dread

Best British short film
The Black Cop
Femme
The Palace
Stuffed
Three Meetings of the Extraordinary Committee

Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Ariana DeBose
Harris Dickinson
Lashana Lynch
Millicent Simmonds
Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Musicals on Screen news update: tick, tick… boom!, Matilda The Movie Musical, In The Heights and more

There has been much “Musicals to Screen” activity of late – here’s a round-up of the latest stories to get your theatre fix on a screen near you.

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A trailer has been released for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton, In The Heights) first Netflix feature film – an adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s (Rent) tick, tick…boom!

The Netflix release date is set for Autumn 2021.

A fabulous cast includes Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Judith Light, Robin de Jesus, Joanna Adler, Joshua Henry, Alex D Jennings, Lauren Marcus, Marie Rose Baramo, Jared Loftin, Kenita Miller and Bradley Whitford.

The screenplay is by Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen).

Watch the tick, tick… boom! trailer.

Matilda The Musical

The much anticipated film version of West End mega-hit Matilda the Musical has announced its UK release date.

The musical has proved a big hit in the West End at the Cambridge Theatre, and on Broadway. Based on Roald Dahl’s book, the show is written by Dennis Kelly – who also pens the movie, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and direction – the stage show and this movie – by Matthew Warchus.

The movie sees Alisha Weir (Darklands, Leave Me Alone) take on the Matilda role, and Emma Thompson (Cruella, Saving Mr Banks) star as Miss Trunchbull, a part traditionally played by a man in the stage show (Bertie Carvel originated the role on stage).

Lashana Lynch (ear for eye, No Time To Die) plays Miss Honey, with Stephen Graham (Line of Duty) and Andrea Riseborough (The Death of Stalin) as Mr and Mrs Wormwood, and comedian Sindhu Vee as the librarian Mrs Phelps.

Sony Pictures will release the film in the UK on 2 December 2022, and Netflix releases rest-of-world soon after.

Roald Dahl’s book was previously a 1996 movie by Danny DeVito.

West Side Story

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Anticipation is slowly building (again) for Steven Spielberg’s new movie musical adaptation of West Side Story.

A date has been set by Disney’s 20th Century Fox for a 10 December 2021 release, it was meant to be December 2020 before Covid hit.

The new adaptation is based on the 1957 Broadway production by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, as two star-crossed lovers fall in love in New York City in the Fifties.

The movie stars Ansel Elgort (The Goldfinch, Baby Driver) as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria.

The big question is: can Steven better the 1961 classic movie musical and keep everyone happy?

Watch the trailer for West Side Story.

In The Heights

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Slightly more pressing in terms of anticipation is In The Heights – which is FINALLY, nearly upon us!

18 June is the UK cinema kick-off, a year later than planned. (The US is already out of the starting gate, with their 10 June release date).

Adapted from Lin Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) Broadway show by the novel’s original author Quiara Alegría Hudes, Crazy Rich Asians director John Chu is helming the movie.

The cast is a dream, with Hamilton and A Star is Born actor Anthony Ramos recreating his stage performance as Usnavi, Mexican actress Melissa Barrera as Vaness, singer Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario, The West Wing’s Jimmy Smits as Nina’s father Kevin, Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) as Benny, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Dacha Polanco (Orange is the New Black) as Cuca, Broadway legend Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, and Marc Anthony as Sonny’s father.

Plus Lin Manuel gets a cameo!

Watch Warner Bros’ advert trailer of In The Heights.

Follies

There were “hats off” all round when the National Theatre announced that its blockbuster production of Follies would be returning to cinemas as part of NT Live.

Its previous outings have proved cinema box-office gold for the National, and after lockdown hell they – and all theatre – has been through, expect much commercialising of content to be going on over the next few months.

Follies will be back in cinemas from 2 September 2021. Check their NT Live website for details.

Follies premiered at the National Theatre in September 2017 starring Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Tracie Bennett, Zizi Strallen, Philip Quast, Adam Rhys-Charles, Peter Forbes, and directed by Dominic Cooke.

Watch the NT Live trailer for Follies.

Next up we want (okay, demand) that Present Laughter with Andrew Scott makes a re-appearance after the 2020 cancelled NT Live run.

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A quick reminder (as if we needed reminding) that the movie of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is pending an Amazon Prime release this September.

Amazon snapped it up from Disney’s 20th Century Fox – and sadly away from cinemas – but hey, as long as we get to see it, we don’t care.

17 September 2021 is the date for your diaries – for an Amazon worldwide release.

The movie stars newcomer Max Harwood, with Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, plus Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant.

The West End production’s director, Jonathan Butterell, makes his feature-film debut as director of the movie. The screenplay and lyrics are by Tom MacRae, with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells and a score composed by Sells and Anne Dudley. Mark Herbert, p.g.a, Peter Carlton, p.g.a, and Arnon Milchan are producing with Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Peter Balm, Niall Shamma, and Jes Wilkins serving as executive producers.

Watch the movie trailer for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. And see Jamie live in the West End at the Apollo Theatre.

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The new Netflix movie musical adaptation of 13 is progressing.

With a screenplay by Robert Horn, and directed by Tamra Davis (The Politician, High School Musical: The Musical – The Series), the movie is an adaption of Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish, and Robert Horn’s stage musical about a teenager who moves from New York City to small-town Indiana.

The cast includes Debra Messing, Eli Golden, Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Wyatt Moss, Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne.

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Shane Ritchie to return to ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ in London’s West End

Fresh from his turn in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, former EastEnder Shane Ritchie will return to the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Ritchie reprises his head turning role as Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 5 January 2021, having previously played the role at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End in 2019 and on the UK tour.

Richie said ‘I can’t wait to swap my castle walking boots for a pair of high heels and return to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. After 2020 we could all do with little bit of glitter in the grey and having been with Jamie both in the West End and on UK Tour it’s going to be a fabulous way to start the New Year’.

Best known for playing Alfie Moon on EastEnders, Ritchie’s stage appearances include Joe Orton’s The Entertainer, One Flew over The Cuckoo’s Nest, musicals Grease, Boogie Nights, Scrooge: The Musical and numerous pantos.

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Shane Ritchie as Loco Chanelle

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is one of the first musicals to return to performances in the West End following the government mandated shutdown in 2021. The show’s script and production will be adapted to suit Covid-compliancy rules for an initial run of six months, according to reports.

Also appearing in the cast will be Noah Thomas, Melissa Jacques, Sejal Keshwala, Hiba Elchikhe and Gillian Ford.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 21 March 2021 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ to reopen at the Apollo Theatre in London

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will reopen at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End this coming November.

In its resolve to get London theatre back on its feet Producer and venue operator Nimax will offer seats based on social distancing. Following the implementation of a new seat booking algorithm, once seats are booked, availability alters to reflect new socially distanced seats.

Noah Taylor currently leads the smash-hit musical alongside Melissa Jacques as Margaret New, Sejal Keshwala as Ray and Hiba Elchikhe as Pritti Pasha.

Inspired by a documentary, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at Sheffield Crucible in 2017 before transferring to its current home at the Apollo Theatre in late 2017.

Nimax, which owns several West End venues and produces Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the West End, announced last month they would begin to reopen their theatres, citing the case it was better to run socially distanced loss-making performances then to make all cast and crew redundant and suffer the costs of remounting shows in six months time.

Rufus Hound and Katy Brand had been due to temporarily join the cast earlier this year, however it is not known if they will feature in this booking period.

The musical’s film adaptation is set for a 2021 release with Max Harwood playing Jamie and Richard E. Grant as Hugo/Loco Chanelle.

So get your glad rags on and head down to see the socially distanced production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking from 12 November at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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Rufus Hound and Katy Brand to join ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ in West End

Rufus Hound and Katy Brand are the latest names to join the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre.

Actor, comedian and presenter Hound will play Hugo/ Loco Chanelle from 16 March 2020 until 30 May 2020. His recent theatre credits include David Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress (RSC), Don Quixote (Garrick Theatre), Dusty – The Dusty Springfield Musical (UK tour), Present Laughter (CFT) and The Wind In The Willows (London Palladium).

Hound said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be going into the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – a brilliant, brave and British smash hit.”

Actor, writer and comedian Brand will play Miss Hedge from 3 March 2020 until  20 June 2020. Brand said: “Joining the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a truly thrilling opportunity for me. If I could tell my teenage self that I would one day have the chance to perform in a huge hit show on the West End stage, that girl would pinch herself.” 

The cast is currently led by Noah Taylor in the title role.

Inspired by a documentary, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at Sheffield Crucible in 2017 before transferring to its current home at the Apollo Theatre in late 2017. The musical features music by Dan Gillespie Sells, book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae with direction by Jonathan Butterell and design by Anna Fleischle.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 29 August 2020 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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Noah Thomas lands title role in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

Drama school student Noah Thomas has landed the title role in the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Thomas will make his West End debut in the coveted role from 6 January 2020 when Layton Williams leaves the West End production to head up the shows national tour.

Speaking about the audition process, Thomas said: “Only two weeks ago I was studying at Mountview and had very little time to prepare for the audition, which I saw as a chance to gain some experience in the industry. I was asked back the next day, not expecting anything, and they asked me if I would like to play Jamie. I couldn’t believe it… This is so surreal and I am so ready for whatever this experience holds.”

The show held an open audition call earlier this year.

Upcoming cast changes includes Preeya Kalidas (School Of Rock) taking on the role of Miss Hedge from 18 November, with current incumbent Rita Simons playing her last performance on 16 November; and Bianca Del Rio reprising her performance as Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 9th December

Inspired by a documentary, the show opened at Sheffield Crucible in 2017 before transferring to its current home at the Apollo Theatre in late 2017. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie features music by Dan Gillespie Sells, book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae with direction by Jonathan Butterell and design by Anna Fleischle.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 29 August 2020 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tickets are available now.

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New cast announced for ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ in the West End

New casting has been announced for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre in London.

Phil Nichol will return to the role of Hugo / Loco Chanelle after originating the role in the West End in 2017.

Melissa Jacques will take over the role of Margaret New from Rebecca McKinnis who leaves to star in the London premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Jacques formerly understudied the role of Margaret New.

Joining Nichol and Jacques are Alexander Archer as Mickey, Tilly La Belle Yengo as Fatimah and Gillian Ford as understudy Margaret, Miss Hedge and Ray. All will begin performances on 30 September.

Layton Williams continues in the lead role of Jamie New.

Producer Nica Burns said: “Sad as we are to lose Rebecca Mckinnis, we are delighted that she is leaving to play the role of Heidi Hansen for the UK premiere of the Broadway hit, Dear Evan Hansen. Rebecca started with Jamie as understudy 2 years ago and was promoted into the leading role of Margaret New and made it her own. It is wonderful to see Melissa Jacques following in her footsteps as she too steps up to the role of Margaret.”

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 before transferring to its current home at the Apollo Theatre in late 2017. The show is currently booking until 25 January with a tour opening in February starring Layton Williams.

The hit musical features music by Dan Gillespie Sells, book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae with direction by Jonathan Butterell and design by Anna Fleischle.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 25 January 2020 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie now booking into 2020

The West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is now booking into 2020 at the Apollo Theatre in London.

The award-winning musical welcomed Layton William (RENT, Billy Elliot, Bad Education) into title role last month with new cast also including EastEnders Shane Ritchie as drag artist Loco Channelle and Coronation Street‘s Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge.

The funny, fabulous, feel-good musical sensation has been a welcome shot in the arm for home-grown British musicals, with a pop score, high school setting and themes of acceptance appealing to a much younger theatre-going audience.

Layton Williams said: “I’m so thrilled to be strutting into 2020 as Jamie New. I love seeing the joy it brings to audience members after every show. It fills my heart and hopefully theirs too!

Producer Nica Burns said: “We are delighted that Layton Williams is having such a ball playing Jamie that he will continue leading the cast into 2020 and will celebrate our second birthday in November 2019. Thank you to our fantastic audiences and critics for continuing to talk about Jamie and keeping us in the West End alongside some of the world’s favourite musicals.

With catchy songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in early 2017 to widespread acclaim, transferring to its current home in November 2017.

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The Cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. © Johan Persson.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 25 January 2020 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon joins Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Hayley Tamaddon will join Shane Ritchie and Layton Williams in the new West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Hayley will step into the role of Miss Hedge, currently played by RuPaul’s Drag Race star and Ireland’s Got Talent judge Michelle Visage, from 28 January 2019.

Tamaddon is best known for her roles in UK soaps Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Channel 4’s Shameless and as the Season 5 winner of ITV’s Dancing on Ice.

The Dancing on Ice winner’s musical theatre roles include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour), Roxie Hart in Chicago (UK Tour), The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (UK tour), Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), Frenchie in Grease (UK Tour), Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (Sheffield Theatres), Trish in Boogie Nights (UK Tour), Carmen in Fame (UK Tour) and Lisa in MAMMA MIA! (West End)

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Also joining the lead cast will be Sejal Keshwala Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre) as Ray and Sabrina Sandhu If We Were Older (National Theatre) who will play Jamie’s best friend Pritti Pasha.

New cast members also include Marlon G Day (Dad), Momar Diagne, Zahra Jones (Becca), Luke Latchman (Sayid), Rachel Price (Swing), Biancha Szynal (Swing), Adam Taylor (Swing) and Ziggy Tyler Taylor (Levi).

Continuing with the show are current cast members: Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), Marvyn Charles (Swing), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Melissa Jacques, Emily Kenwright (Vicki), Jordan Laviniere (Cy) Rebecca McKinnis (Margaret New), and Harriet Payne (Bex).

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 28 September 2019 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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Everybody’s Talking About Layton Williams

Bad Education’s Layton Williams is to play the title role of Jamie New in the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Williams is best known for playing the character Kylie in the BBC series Beautiful People and for playing the lead, alongside Jack Whitehall, in the critically acclaimed BBC comedy Bad Education.

Williams big break came playing Billy in Billy Elliot The Musical at the age of 12, his then played Young Michael Jackson in the West End premiere of Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre. Laytons theatre credits include Simon in UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies, Seaweed in the UK Tour of Hairsprey, Angel in the UK tour of the much-loved musical Rent and most recently Matthew Bourne’s show The Car Man. This December he is appearing in Kiss Me, Kate at Sheffield Crucible Theatre.

Nica Burns, Producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie said: “Layton is a supremely talented actor, singer and dancer with a long list of credits. I’m sure he will make the role of Jamie very much his own.”

Layton Williams will play the title role of Jamie New from 28 January 2019.

Further casting for January 2019 is to be announced.

With songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 6 April 2019 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Michelle Visage to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage is set to make her West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie next month.

Visage will join the show on 18 October in the role of Jamie’s high school teacher Miss Hedge.

Visage is best-known as a judge on the Emmy Award-winning TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as Ireland’s Got Talent.

She began her career as a member of the pop group Seduction, and had hits with songs like “Two to Make It Right” and “Lovely Day”. In 2015, she appeared on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother, reaching the final.

On joining the show, Visage said “The reason I chose this show, in particular, is because of the very important message it tells. It is a great show with great music and talent but more importantly, it’s about love, truth and the tenacity of the human spirit.”

Inspired by the documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a funny, feel-good musical from ‘The Feeling’ Dan Gillespie-Sells and Tom MacRae, has been a much needed shot in the arm for new British Musicals.

The production opened to critical acclaim at Sheffield Crucible Theatre in mid 2017, with West End Theatre owner and producer Nica Burns confirming the show would open at the Apollo Theatre soon after.

On the casting of Visage, Nica Burns said: “Michelle blew us away with her fantastic singing voice, her excellent characterisation of the part and her charismatic stage presence.”

“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Michelle Visage to the cast.”

Further casting announcements are expected soon.
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 6 April 2019 at the Apollo Theatre, London

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to be turned into major new film

West End hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be adapted into a major new film by Sheffield based production company Warp Films.

Inspired by the BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 – the story of a 16 year old boy wanting to attend his school prom in a dress, the hit musical was given life when musical theatre star, Michael Ball, introduced theatre director Jonathan Butterell to British singer-song writer of the Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and screen writer Tom MacRae.

The trio will team up again for the film with MacRae in the writing seat, Butterell directing and Gillespie Sells provding the music.

The critically acclaimed musical premiered in Sheffield, and was quick to announce a West End transfer where it opened to 5-star reviews, 7 theatre awards and 5 Olivier Award nominations.

The musical has just announced a further extension in the West End and is now booking until 6 April 2019 at the Apollo Theatre.

Warp Films (This Is England, Ghost Stories, The Last Panthers), known for their distinctive multiaward winning film and television, are developing the project in conjunction with Film4 and expect to commence filming in Spring 2019.

According to casting notices, they are searching for a variety of people who look 16 years old to make up a class of 30. See casting website for full details.

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5 thoughts on “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets London”

  1. Absolutely, hands down, best show I have ever seen!!!! LOVED it!!!! And Layton Williams, WOW!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! I’m in awe…

  2. This is a don’t miss show. Lots of laughs, fabulous music and dance but also tugs at your heartstrings. John McCrae gives a knock out performance and is teamed with a talented cast; the audience was cheering, on their feet.

  3. Definitely worth seeing. Great story, great cast, great entertainment, and so well put together. John McCrae gives a stunning performance and Josie Walker knocks it out of the park!

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