Everybody's Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre tickets
Everybody's Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre tickets

Everybody's Talking About Jamie tickets from £23.50

Tickets from £23.50

Overview

After a smash-hit, sold-out season at the Sheffield Crucible, brand new musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie receives an explosive West End at the Apollo Theatre. Created by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, this sensational new musical storms into London for a limited run beginning in November 2018, do don't miss out and get your tickets now.

Based on a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows 16 year old Jamie, who doesn't quite fit in at school. An out of place Sheffield starlet who dreams of fame and fortune on the drag circuit, Jamie enlists the help of his incredibly supportive friends and family to defy expectations and take his first shaky high-heeled steps into the limelight. A heart-warming story about defeating the bullies and staying true to who you are, this glittering musical received wide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

John McCrea reprises his role of Jamie, alongside the majority of the Sheffield Crucible cast, which includes Josie Walker as Margaret, Shobna Gulati as Ray, Tamsin Carroll as Miss Hedge, Lucie Shorthouse as Pritti Pasha, Phil Nichol as Hugo, Alex Anstey as Laika Virgin, James Gillan as Tray Sophisticay, Daniel Jacob as Sandra Bollock, Ken Christiansen as Jamie’s Dad and Luke Baker as Dean Paxton, alongside Courtney Bowman, Jordan Cunningham, Daniel Davids, Ryan Hughes, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lauran Rae and Kirstie Skivington.

With music by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and lyrics and a book by BAFTA Award-nominated Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is directed by Jonathan Butterell and features design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Paul Groothius and choreography by Kate Prince.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is inspired by the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, and is a powerful story that is guaranteed to resonate with audience members. Transferring to London for a dazzling West End run, the musical plays at the Apollo Theatre from 6 November 2017 to 21 April 2018 and is not to be missed.

Recommended for

Those who love new musicals will adore this smash-hit new score, which has received acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Anyone who didn't have the chance to see the show in Sheffield should definitely shimmy on down to the Apollo Theatre and get their Everybody's Talking About Jamie tickets.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 14+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 06 Nov 2017
Press night: 22 Nov 2017
Booking from: 28 May 2018
Booking until: 06 Oct 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Monday 02 Jul 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 03 Jul 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 04 Jul 20182:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 05 Jul 2018--7:30pm
Friday 06 Jul 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 07 Jul 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 09 Jul 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

236 Reviews Add review

I really enjoyed the show - the guy playing Jamie was a great actor with some hilarious one-liners. His mum was also really strong... More

andymcgowan 5"11, 10 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I really enjoyed the show - the guy playing Jamie was a great actor with some hilarious one-liners. His mum was also really strong - her solo, "He's my Boy" had the audience in the palm of her hand - you could have heard a pin drop. Great energy and character from the supporting cast - The ensemble convincing that they were actually Year 11s leaving school and giving some realistic character portrayals (Pritti and Dean in particular). The music was varied with some really memorable numbers (Don't even know It, Everybody's Talking About Jamie and as already mentioned - He's my Boy). The choreography really helped the numbers to feel modern and fresh. The set wasn't as extravagant as some West end shows but it didn't need to be - it was really versatile and worked really well. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 was because whilst I really enjoyed it and thought the performances were good, it just seemed to miss the "wow" factor that I've got from some other top musicals (thinking Kinky Boots in particular as the plot concept is quite similar). Lots of the school scenes and some singing is done facing up-stage - some bits it made us feel part of the class but others i felt it could do with facing the audience a bit more. Definitely glad I got to see it but isn't top of the list to rush back to a 2nd time for me.

andymcgowan 5"11, 10 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show is fantastic. I loved it and this was my second trip to see it. This show is based on a true story. There are songs which... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 152 reviews, 9 helpful votes

The show is fantastic. I loved it and this was my second trip to see it. This show is based on a true story. There are songs which are catchy and full of sass, and poignant ballads which provide depth. The sound was excellent. The whole production is brilliant. It is incredibly funny yet full of emotion. I'll definitely be seeing this show again and cannot recommend it highly enough. A show which really does provide the feel good factor and I came out of the theatre buzzing.

Charmainf 5ft 4", 152 reviews, 9 helpful votes

Wow! What an absolute blast of a show. It tells the true story of 16 year old Jamie who wants to become a drag queen and wear a ... More

joc78 5"4, 252 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Wow! What an absolute blast of a show. It tells the true story of 16 year old Jamie who wants to become a drag queen and wear a dress to his high school prom. This was so much better then I expected and has everything you could want from a top musical. The songs are very very catchy and very good. The choreography is so slick and modern - it will really appeal to the youngsters. John McCrea was born to play the role of Jamie - he is absolutely superb and had the audience eating out of his hand by the end! A deserved standing ovation at the end - I will definitely be back to see this show!!

joc78 5"4, 252 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I absolutely adored this show. Based on a true story, Jamie tells the story of a teenager desperate to unleash his inner diva. It'... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I absolutely adored this show. Based on a true story, Jamie tells the story of a teenager desperate to unleash his inner diva. It's a super important message in the current climate - all about acceptance, believing in yourself and being exactly who you want to be. The music is brilliant, especially for a new musical; you find yourself humming the tunes long after you've left the theatre. It's surprisingly funny too, and packed with a super talented cast who are clearly properly invested in the show and its message. Would absolutely recommend. You can't miss it!

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Honestly, this show is everything. It has plenty of energy, sass, and humour, but there are many moving and poignant moments too. ... More

hannahscregg 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Honestly, this show is everything. It has plenty of energy, sass, and humour, but there are many moving and poignant moments too. It's so relevant in today's society and it's pushing the boundaries of the stories that are being told through theatre which is a really beautiful thing.

hannahscregg 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What can I say. If Everybody’s talking about Jamie, there’s a reason ;) This brand new musical is based on a documentary about a... More

thomasmathieu 183cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What can I say. If Everybody’s talking about Jamie, there’s a reason ;) This brand new musical is based on a documentary about a boy who wants to become a drag-queen and wants to go the prom as one. The sets are very well done. The staging is brilliant such as the choreography which mix Modern dancing, a bit of hip-hop, and voguing and drag style. The very young company has an incredible energy. Really strong Cast And John McCrea who plays Jamie is incredible! The songs are amazing, both full company songs and solos or duets. I would highly recommend it! You smile, you laugh, you cry. It is as much a touching story as a really feel-good musical! A very strong combination!

thomasmathieu 183cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Destined to become an audience favourite, this musical is a heart warming and life affirming story. Excellent cast, great new scor... More

MrMoore 6ft, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Destined to become an audience favourite, this musical is a heart warming and life affirming story. Excellent cast, great new score and libretto and an imaginative set added to the enjoyment.

MrMoore 6ft, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I just went to see this show tonight (it's second night!) and I'm in such a great mood! It's so uplifting and genuinely funny. ... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 58 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I just went to see this show tonight (it's second night!) and I'm in such a great mood! It's so uplifting and genuinely funny. There's lots of sass and laughter throughout and I am still smiling two hours after seeing the show! The show is modern, and is - like it says - for the new generation/millenials without being too condesending about it. It's relatable (i'm from Yorkshire so enjoyed the accents) and one of the most joyous shows you'll see. I wholeheartedly hope that it gets the best reviews and is on the west end for a long time to come. Please go and see this wonderful show.

bryonyjameson 5"7, 58 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a great new West End show, full of memorable songs and featuring some great performances from i... More

shaun 5"10, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a great new West End show, full of memorable songs and featuring some great performances from its leads. It is easy to compare it to something like Kinky Boots, due to its focus on a drag queen trying to overcome adversity, but tonally it is perhaps more like Billy Elliot. It also manages to be genuinely funny and gets more good laughs than many comedies in the West End. The one slight let down is that perhaps the plot feels a bit weak when trying to create conflict between characters, and those who stand in Jamie's way (the father, the teacher, the school bully) all feel a bit two dimensional. Overall though well worth a watch for any West End musical lover.

shaun 5"10, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes