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, Rebecca McKinnis, Sejal Keshwala and Sabrina Sandhu are joined by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio/Roy Haylock as Loco Chanelle/Hugo and Strictly Come Dancing finalist and Steps star Faye Tozer as Miss Hedge. 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.
Excellent show based on a true story. Good acting, dancing and vocals. You laugh and you are moved by social issues. I’ve seen it twice.
My 4th time watching this amazing show last night and as always what a show !!!! Fantastic from start to finish Layton Williams is class as Jamie and Faye Tozia was awesome in her last show !! Year 11’s were fantastic as always and always enjoy Prittis solo simply mind blowing This show has just EVERYTHING and more cannot wait to watch it again
The show was totally amazing from start to finish. Songs were sung with enthusiasm. We loved each and every actor from the main star to the Y11's. Everyone gave their best performance. There is a bit of bad language but in the context of the show it works and needs to be part of it. Also its the type of language that students use at school. We didn't mind it. However if you are offended by bad language don't come
Thoroughly recommend this show. The acting, dancing, singing is just brilliant. Funny, sad in parts and based on a true story. Absolutely loved it.
So hard to pick out any one person for there performance, as there was so many great actors. Loved the show.
Saw this yesterday and loved it. Took my children age 10 and 12. There is swearing so if this bothers you don’t take kids. Singing was amazing. Modern and relevant story. Great acting. Made me laugh out loud and cry. Recommend 5 stars!!
We are still telling our friends how great this show is. Cast were brilliant. Story line sympathetically told.
Don’t get me wrong it was funny and the actors were great but it was slightly overrated. The story was patchy and the singing wasn’t the best. Also the view was slightly restricted although seats didn’t say that. I’ve seen lots of London shows and whilst I enjoyed this it wasn’t in my top ten.
Fun show with lots of laughs! Very talented cast!
This musical was one of the best my friends and I have ever seen. The music was great and we could hear every word of the songs therefore the storyline was clear
A great fun show with lots of singing and dancing tinged with a bit of sadness but so well dobe. Leads are great. Well worth a visit.
Excellent show. Brilliant dancing.
Funny, moving & spectacular. Great audience participation made for a fabulous show.
This show wasn’t really on my list, but my daughter’s favourite drag queen was in it until the end of June so I thought I’d treat her! Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved it! A musical that has everything! We laughed, cried, whooped and cheered! A super talented cast that truly deserved the standing ovation! I would happily sit through it again and again! A must see show!!!
Fabulous amazing emotional incredible!!! What more can I say. Cast were just brilliant, songs and singing first class. I must see before it finishes 👏🏼👏🏼😘
Fantastic show - great cast. Lead was amazing!
The show was up lifting, funny,sad,a must see,singing voices were amazingxxxx
Went to see as part of a birthday celebration and we absolutely loved this show, would highly recommend!
Amazing show start to finish 10/10. Beautiful theatre and every seat is a good view. Layton absolutely had me engaged at every moment, such a fun filled show with an amazing cast and an amazing touching story. Highly recommend.
From start to finish this show is am-az-ing!!! A serious message but given the west end sprinkle of magic!!
A fantastic show! Really enjoyed it!
From start to finish the show had me totally gripped ! The way everyone portrayed their characters to present the show was just amazing !! No matter if you like Theatre shows or not , the show is for everyone (not for kids though)! The jokes through out were hilarious !! The story line touches everyone. It had me in tears of laughter and tears of sadness ! It was just incredible!!
So so good reflects everyday problems that occur within the diversity that we live in . Fabulous singing totally enjoyable .
Feel good show that just makes you smile. Great songs and performed wonderfully.
The view is partially restricted as advised on the website. The very far left part of the stage is not visible, but that did not ruin the show overall. Good value for money!
Amazing show !!! I would recommend it to anyone and I have !! I can’t wait to go and see it again !!!
Didn't know too much about the show before we went. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A real feel good show with some poignant moments and an important message. Would definitely recommend it. Probably not suitable for under 10s.
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Layton Williams as Jamie is AMAZING! He is sooooo talented! Fantastic show & highly recommend it
Such a spirited and fun show with a balance between glitz and glitter, and sensitivity towards a serious theme. My only criticism might be the quality of sound. At times, it was difficult to hear the words spoken; acoustics were quite strange.
Wonderfully energetic, emotional & enlightening. An insight into a young mans journey. Tha cast were truly fantastic. Hugely talented. Woukd happily see the show again.
Very entertaining show, excellent music
This is a must see show. Singing dancing and acting all very good and very funny.
This is the fourth time I have seen this but the first time with this cast. It has come a long way since I first it in Sheffield. Yes the story line is pretty predictable but this is negated with excellent performances and songs with He's my boy being the standout song
Fantastic show you wont be disappointef
Great production. Singing, dancing, acting All top drawer Current in this world of chaos! Acceptance the key for all mankind Well done to all Barry & Chris from Stockport
It was amazing
What a show it’s so current, it made laugh & cry and feel lots of emotions! I wanted to crawl underneath the seats & watch it all over again.
Wasn't sure what to expect but this was amazing! Based on a true story portraying Jamie's dream to become a drag artist the show touches every emotion. The cast were fantastic and the music performed perfectly. A real moral in the story which had us talking about it on the journey home. Would highly recommend this show.
it is indeed a new Westend Musical that portrayed the diversity and equality to the audience. A celebration of the LGBT 🏳️🌈 for all ages. Brilliant and Recommended. 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amazing feel good show. Didn't know what to expect but was very pleased we went to see it. 2 rows from the front so didn't have full view of stage. Would sit further back next time. FANTASTIC AND FUNNY
Bloody brilliant! All the cast were superb- especially loved Jamie’s mum, preeeti, Shane Ritchie and of course the brilliant Layton- knew he would be superb having seen him before in hairspray. What a total star and such a gorgeous voice. Made me laugh and cry!
Full of energy, emotional, and not fallen the trap of being cheesy. Great performances.
Although perhaps not one of the more well known musicals, we thoroughly enjoyed Jamie. All of the songs were unknown but some catchy fast numbers and some emotional slower numbers. The cast were amazing and looked like they thoroughly enjoy themselves performing this show.
What a fantastic show, an emotional rollercoaster very talented performance by the whole cast I would highly recommend it.
Fabulous acting, singing and hilariously funny. Great for teens upwards, this is the best musical I’ve seen in a long time. Can’t wait to see it again!
Tremendous cast (John McCrea - you are a star), perfect choreography, pumping tunes, a gloriously Jonathan Harvey-esque script, and a story to lift the soul. I laughed, cried and left the theatre shaking a bit. What a show!
Everyone’s talking about Jamie! Especially us today, as we attended last nights performance for the first time at the Apollo theatre Shaftesbury lane London, many people in the audience were saying they had seen it once before and came back again! We could see why, as the performance was outstanding, sad, uplifting, emotional, and great! The cast played an exceptional part and the additions of sinita from Corrie, the guy from Catherine Tate, Michelle visage were a huge bonus, all performed excellent! Totally loved it and with Shane Ritchie joining the cast at the end of the month this can only get bigger better and stronger! Now Hollywood needs to be calling as a film version would be fantastic! Loved it 10/10. (Jan 2019)
When is it showing
19 Aug 2019 25 Jan 2020
Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
No refunds available after purchase
John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Shobna Gulati, Lucie Shorthouse, Phil Nichol and Shane Richie
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.
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
WHAT’S ON STAGE AWARD WINNER!
Best New Musical
Best Actor in a Musical – John McCrea
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Lucie Shorthouse
Suitable For Children
Parental discretion advised. Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.
When Can I Go
Previews (6th – 21st November 2017)
Main Run (22nd November 2017 onward)
Monday – Saturday: 7:30pm Wednesday and Saturday: 2:30pm
Where Do I Go
By Tube - Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)
By Bus -1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176