A new musical for today: Based on true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a brave, reckless and unconventional tale about finding yourself and being who you want to be.
Filled with catchy new songs from writer Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells of The Feeling, this hearty production opened to rave five-star reviews at the West End's Apollo Theatre following the show’s sell-out run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
We can guarantee that you WILL be talking about Jamie and his inspirational story long after the curtain falls, so be a superstar and join in on the hype. Jamie really is the name on everybody’s lips!
Michelle Visage makes her West End debut in the show, playing Miss Hedge. Known for sitting on the judging panel on RuPaul’s Drag Race since 2011, she also hosts the What’s the Tee? With Michelle Visage podcast, which has been downloaded over 30 million times. As a radio show host, recording artist and author, she is a television personality who also appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2015.
John McCrea plays the title role of Jamie. Rebecca McKinnis plays Margaret, Jamie’s mother. McKinnis has previously starred in Mamma Mia!, Viva Forever! and We Will Rock You.
Shobna Gulati joins the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Most notably, she has starred in Coronation Street and Dinnerladies. Her stage credits include The Vagina Monologues and Grease, as well as an international tour of Mamma Mia! Lucie Shorthouse makes her West End debut as Pritti Pasha.
Shane Richie will join the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie from 28th January 2019 as Hugo/Loco Chanelle. Known by audiences as Alfie Moon in Eastenders, he has also starred in productions of Scrooge: The Musical and Grease as Kenickie.
Layton Williams will play the role of Jamie from 28th January.
Inspired by the BBC documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the powerful story of a boy with a secret passion for drag.
Jamie New lives on a council estate in Sheffield, and he doesn’t quite fit in. Supported by his incredible mother Margaret, Jamie overcomes the prejudice that he faces and decides to make his dreams come true. Nobody can tell Jamie that he can’t, and soon his drag persona Mimi Me takes centre stage.
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You can book from 23-Jan-2019 to 28-Sep-2019.
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