Everybody's Talking About Jamie
About Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody is talking about the West End’s first major musical to reopen. With a hotly-anticipated new film adaptation due to be released this year, be one of the first to see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as it triumphantly returns to the Apollo Theatre and fast approaches its 1000th performance.
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the award-winning hit musical for today - bang up to date, more relevant than ever and specially updated for the times we live in today.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He 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.
Noah Thomas, Melissa Jacques, Sejal Keshwala, Hiba Elchikhe, Gillian Ford and special guest star Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle, lead the show’s return back to the West End, with a twenty-five strong company and a nine-piece band that will ‘sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’ (Financial Times).
With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, feel-good, musical sensation is ready to be your much-needed glitter in the grey as it reopens at the Apollo Theatre.
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An exciting new British musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the story of teenager Jamie and his secret desire to become a fabulous drag queen. When a teacher asks her year 11 class what they want to be when they’re older, Jamie admits he wants to be a performer but is told to get his head out of the clouds and get real. His adoring mother, Margaret, however has always had Jamie’s back and presents him with a pair of red high-heels. This is the catalyst that Jamie needed to be his true self and come out of the closet with his drag character, Mimi Me!
The songs of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie hit the highs of recognisable, energetic pop tracks but also have the emotional depths of an iconic piece of musical theatre. There’s more than a few songs that you can strut your stuff to for weeks after seeing the show!
Facing down school bully, Dean, Jamie finds support in his friends, family and drag community, helping him to step confidently into the world as his true self. The uplifting message of self-acceptance has touched the hearts of London audiences and the positive representation of both gay and muslim characters has been highly praised too. It’s a musical about loving yourself and learning that you are beautiful, inside and outside, no matter what you wear.
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What To Watch For
- The show’s premise is based on a BBC Three documentary called Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, following Jamie Campbell and his journey.
- The show’s music was created by Dan Gillespie Sells, formerly of the indie-pop band The Feeling.
- In true Jamie style, the real Jamie Campbell arrived at the London press night for the musical in a dress adorned with the show’s artwork.
2hrs 35min (including interval)