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 Preeya Kalidas as Miss Hedge with Phil Nichol (until 7 Dec) and Bianca Del Rio / Roy Haylock (from 9 Dec) returning to play Loco Chanelle /Hugo. 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.
Love love love this show Bianca Del Rio the most amazing Drag Queen made the show extra special!
Saw it for the fourth time and it was also the fourth time seeing the alternative Jamie, an amazing young actor Luke Latchman. This story is amazing and as someone who used to work in education I believe all young people should see this show. It makes you laugh and cry. Such a moving story. I have since watched the original bbc3 documentary and the show portrays the real Jamie wonderfully
Fantastic performance from Priti and Jamie’s mother. Outstanding singing voices. Funny, entertaining and emotional.
What an AMAZING show. Great dancing, sensitive dialogue, super acting and excellent supporting music ensemble. This show is a real hit... audience participation at the end helped you leave with a feel, good factor. Intend to return with my daughters to watch it once again.
Jamie was not played by Layton Williams when we went to see the musical. The stand-in’s singing was very poor. The music was very loud so protect your ears if you decide to go see it. The English is at times hard to understand if it is not your first language. The dancing is comparable to what you would see in an average school play. We left after the first half. This simply does not meet the standard you would expect from a West End musical.
I laughed, I cried, I was moved, I was in absolute awe....my two teenage sons loved it!
I loved it so so uplifting and beautiful
Really loved this show. I thought the cast were fantastic - really great singing and dancing and the whole production was amazing.
This has to be one of the best shows I have seen in a long time and I have seen most. The acting, singing and the overall staging was top class. I laughed and I cried and I was sorry it was over. Well done to everyone involved.
I totally loved it and related to it on a very personal level having a wonderful gay son who is into the performing arts
omg... I was blown away... the music was fantastic, the dancing was on point & the script... emotional, honest & heart warming... as for Layton WOW I love him, his portrayal of Jamie was touching & funny in equal measures... he’s a star who belongs right up there... well done sweet pea..👏🏼👏🏼 Everyone should be talking about Jamie for a long time to come 🥰
For Accessibility information please contact 0330 333 4815
31, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ
No refunds available after purchase
Layton Williams, Melissa Jacques, Sejal Keshwala, Sabrina Sandhu, Rita Simons and Phil Nichol.
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:
- 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 e-ticket - uyou must present the ticket at the venue
Suitable For Children
Parental discretion advised. Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.
When Can I Go
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