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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: 16 March 2020
May not be suitable for younger audiences
Layton Williams as Jamie New
Amy Ellen Richardson as Margaret New
Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle
Shobna Gulati as Ray
Lara Denning as Miss Hedge
George Sampson as Dean
Sharan Phull as Pritti Pasha
Rhys Taylor as Tray Sophisticay
Cameron Johnson as Sandra Bollock/Dad
John Paul McCue as Laika Virgin
Ellis Brownhill as Mickey
Simeon Beckett as Levi
Talia Palamathanan as Becca
Kazmin Borrer as Vicki
Jessica Meegan as Bex
Jodie Knight as Fatimah
Adam Taylor as Sayid
Emma Robothan-Hunt, Alex Hetherington, Ellie Leah, Garry Lee
Book and Lyrics by Tom MaCrae
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Best Original Cast Recording
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
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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