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Everybody's Talking About Jamie | Apollo Theatre

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

WHAT'S ON STAGE AWARD WINNER!

Best New Musical

Best Actor in a Musical - John McCrea

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Lucie Shorthouse

Inspired by a true story, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is the new 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.

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.

John McCrea, Lee Ross, Tamsin Carroll, Mina Anwar, Lucie Shorthouse and Rebecca Mckinnis lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-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.

Michelle Visgae will be on holiday from Monday 19th November and back on Monday 3rd December.

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

"Touching, Funny, Joyous" THE OBSERVER

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0330 333 4815


Address

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Booking Information

Please note: Michelle Visage will not be performing the role of Miss Hedge on the following dates: Tuesday 20 - Thursday 29 November, Saturday 22 December & Monday 24 December.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase

Cast

John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Shobna Gulati, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol

Please note: Michelle Visage will not be performing the role of Miss Hedge on the following dates: Tuesday 20 - Thursday 29 November, Saturday 22 December & Monday 24 December.


Duration

Approx. 2 hours 40 minutes including interval

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.

Performance 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

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.

By Tube - Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

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

Latest Critics Reviews

Thu, 23rd November 2017

"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

Thu, 23rd November 2017

"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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