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 £23.00

Tickets from £23.00

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, Mina Anwar 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: 26 Feb 2018
Booking until: 06 Oct 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Monday 26 Feb 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 27 Feb 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 28 Feb 20182:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 01 Mar 2018--7:30pm
Friday 02 Mar 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 03 Mar 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 05 Mar 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

138 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

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, 226 reviews, 3 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, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Went into this show blind not knowing any of the songs, although I had seen the BBC documentary "Jamie: Drag Queen at 16". I knew ... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 42 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Went into this show blind not knowing any of the songs, although I had seen the BBC documentary "Jamie: Drag Queen at 16". I knew that artistic licence had been taken but the show was true to the essence of the story. Well what can I say except I was fabulously entertained with this unique story, great singing, dancing and choreo with a clever set and excellent scene changes. Five stars all round. Would gladly have second and third helpings of this show.

tapwhizz 168cm, 42 reviews, 3 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

A fantastic British musical. So glad I have seen this as wasn’t necessarily something I had on my list. The acting by the leads is... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A fantastic British musical. So glad I have seen this as wasn’t necessarily something I had on my list. The acting by the leads is fantastic and the cast give it their all. The songs are great it is really well staged and I will certainly be going back for a repeat viewing. A must see and I hope it gets the run that it really does deserve.

stevesherwin 6”1, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A vibrant and gutsy musical dealing with a difficult contemporary and social issue. The whole cast are excellent and work as a tea... More

moley 5' 6'', 98 reviews, 2 helpful votes

A vibrant and gutsy musical dealing with a difficult contemporary and social issue. The whole cast are excellent and work as a team and are all very talented. The lead as Jamie, John McCrea, and understudy Rebecca McKinnis playing the Mother deserve a mention. Some of the ballads are particularly good and memorable.

moley 5' 6'', 98 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This is one of the better regional shows I have seen in the West End. The cast were brilliant and the leads very strong. The whole... More

AlexPhillips 171cm or 5'7", 42 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This is one of the better regional shows I have seen in the West End. The cast were brilliant and the leads very strong. The whole show has a lot of heart, and the story beautifully intertwines comedy, heartbreak and sheer fabulosity. The biggest - and only, really - qualm that I had was with the music: it’s not especially memorable and I wish there had been more up-tempo songs. Regardless, the leads sang very well and performed all their numbers with such ease.

AlexPhillips 171cm or 5'7", 42 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This is an excellent show. A heart warming story delivered with sass and humour. I loved the songs, my first time of hearing them ... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 141 reviews, 9 helpful votes

This is an excellent show. A heart warming story delivered with sass and humour. I loved the songs, my first time of hearing them and brought a programme and the CD, it was that good. The stage lit up with this amazing production and and cannot wait to see it again. I loved everything about it.

Charmainf 5ft 4", 141 reviews, 9 helpful votes

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, 99 reviews, 2 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, 99 reviews, 2 helpful votes