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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the hit musical for 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.

Layton Williams, Melissa Jacques, Sejal Keshwala and Sabrina Sandhu are joined by EastEnders’ star Rita Simons as Miss Hedge with Phil Nichol returning to play Hugo/Loco Chanelle. They lead 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, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0330 333 4815

Address

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase

Cast

Layton Williams, Melissa Jacques, Sejal Keshwala, Sabrina Sandhu, Rita Simons and Phil Nichol.

 

Duration

Approx. 2 hours 40 minutes including interval

Good To Know

The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

Layton Williams will not perform the role of Jamie New on the following dates:

Monday 26 August – Wednesday 4 September (14:30)

Saturday 14 September

Mondays 7, 14, 28 October

Saturday 2 November

Monday 4 November

Saturday 9 – Wednesday 13 November

Mondays 18 November

Friday 29 November – Saturday 7 December

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference. 

If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. 

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase

News

★★★★★

THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, TIME OUT, THE INDEPENDENT, THE STAGE, WHATSONSTAGE, LONDON THEATRE, ATTITUDE

★★★★

                THE TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, DAILY EXPRESS, SUNDAY EXPRESS, MAIL ON SUNDAY, METRO, BROADWAY WORLD, THE ARTS DESK

 

THE TIMES

 ‘This fizzing musical is a blast of fresh air. The songs have the wow factor.’

 ‘It’s the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now’

FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’

TIME OUT

‘Staggeringly enjoyable’

‘A burst of joy’

‘Punchy, funny, fabulous’

 ‘A joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself’

THE INDEPENDENT/I

‘Irresistible: a joyous, life-affirming Billy Elliot

EVENING STANDARD

 ‘A true big-hearted crowd-pleaser’

SUNDAY TIMES

‘This irresistible British musical’

‘I laughed. I cried. I’m still humming the songs. It’s a chuffing marvellous British musical.’

OBSERVER

‘A fizzing, feeling instant hit’

‘This instant him. No wonder everybody’s talking about it.’

DAILY EXPRESS

‘A palpable hit.’

SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘A joyous new musical’

‘People will be talking about Jamie for a long time to come.’

METRO

‘It isn’t just Jamie everybody’s talking about, it’s this show’

WHATSONSTAGE

‘Exuberant, exhilarating, exciting, enchanting’

 ‘A dynamic, deliciously entertaining night out, a glorious tribute to what makes us human and a heart-warming appeal for acceptance. Let’s all keep talking about Jamie for as long as possible.’

LONDON THEATRE

‘Outright hilarious’

‘This should run and run.’

ATTITUDE

 

‘One of the biggest and best shows of the year.’

Suitable For Children

Parental discretion advised. Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.

Times

Previews (6th – 21st November 2017)

Main Run (22nd November 2017 onward)

Monday – Saturday: 7:30pm Wednesday and Saturday: 2:30pm

Where Do I Go

Shaftesbury Avenue

London

W1D 7ES. 

By Tube - Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

By Bus -1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Latest customer reviews

  • Confused

    20 April 2018

    The acting and music were fantastic. A brave attempt at tackling a difficult subject. However the lead character is encouraged to become himself by his mother, and yet, he is then taught to invent a new personality on stage. I left after the first act but would say judge it by viewing it yourself.

    Tom Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Amazing

    24 February 2018

    Fantastic , entertaining and witty! Loved every minute! Hilarious one liners! Loved it so much planning on going to see it again!

    Talie Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Unreal!

    30 January 2018

    I laughed, I cried, I rejoiced and I felt a sass in me I haven’t felt before from a musical! Jamie you were everything! Amazing show!

    Jenna Bramley Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Some fun moments but overall a bit lacklustre

    30 January 2018

    A sweet story that had a lot of potential, however I felt there was a lack of context with some of the storylines (careers teacher). The ensemble cast was good but felt very 'stage school'. The main character was adorable and endearing and quite loveable however I felt the actor portraying him didn't command the level of centre stage presence required for this role. His voice, while technically good, didnt have the projection one would expect from the lead. The standout performance for me was the mother. The actress really did this character justice and gave a strong emotive performance. Had me in tears at one point. She also had a belter of a voice.

    Keith Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • This fizzing musical is a blast of fresh air, and what a joy to see a stageful of youngsters who look like swathes of modern Britain: young, poor, sassy, not to mention black, brown, white and, er, sparkly. For this is the story of a 16-year-old boy named Jamie New, with giraffe legs and a magnetic smile, whose career adviser at his rough school in Sheffield has a message.

    The Times

  • "Feelgood musical that could become a cult classic... McCrea doesn’t have quite the showstopping voice you’d hope for in the lead, but he has bags of charisma, and only the most stony of hearted would fail to wish his character the happy – if somewhat confectedly feel-good – conclusion that he’s given."

    The Telegraph

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