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.

Booking Information

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, 21, 28 October

Monday 4 November

Saturday 9 – Wednesday 13 November

Mondays 18, 25 November

Saturday 30 November – Saturday 7 December


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:

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



Best New Musical

Best Actor in a Musical – John McCrea

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Lucie Shorthouse


Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0330 333 4815

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase

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

Suitable For Children

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

Where Do I Go

Shaftesbury Avenue


W1D 7ES. 

By Tube - Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

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

Critic Reviews

4.5(2 reviews)
  • The Times

    Nov 23, 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 Telegraph

    Nov 23, 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."


4.8(50 reviews)
  • Hertfordshire

    Nov 13, 2019

    Saw this show on Saturday with a friend and we both really enjoyed the show. it was brilliantly done, the cast are amazing with some amazing voices that makes your hair stand up!! Good story line and quite meaningful and deep and lots of people can relate to being on the outside, you dont have to be gay to enjoy this show, well done to everyone in the show.

  • Hancorn family

    Nov 10, 2019

    Hilarious comedy ,funny , heart rendering. Fantastic cast , great songs. If you’re considering booking this ,don’t hesitate this is the best show we have seen! Already booking to watch again in May in Bristol. Just the best !

  • Lauren30.

    Nov 10, 2019

    These young actors will go on to better things. Diversity was shown in its true light, and showed by the language on display. Jamie's fathers attitude all too real in today's society regarding parental responsibility. If you wanted a serious show on today's moral issues, it would last for days and need constant substitutions of the cast. But yes......we thought it was great.

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