Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre · 06 NOV - 07 JAN

Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Grab the world and make your dreams come true.

“Michelle Visage has joined the cast of this feel-good contemporary musical about the 16-year-old gay school outcast and would-be drag queen. This gloriously ebullient evening may be very much in fairy tale mode, but it boasts sharp songs, sharp social comment and even sharper performances. There is grit beneath the sequins and the frocks, and a critique of society’s unwillingness to embrace difference lurking behind the wit. It’s a show with as much appeal to teenagers as to their parents, and I can’t think of a West End show which delivers the same level of full-throttle, look-no-hands joy.”

Overview

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.

Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.

Jamie is terrified about the future.

Jamie 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.

This fearless, funny, fabulous brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae.

Critic reviews

Staggeringly enjoyable

Time Out

The hit British musical still slays with a new cast including Layton Williams and Shane Richie

The Stage

A Billy Elliot for the gender-fluid age

The Independent

The whole evening floats on a beautifully choreographed crowd of schoolchildren – flying knees, bright blazers, excited hair. Disruptive and supportive. A true expression of this instant hit.

The Observer

Feelgood musical that could become a cult classic

The Telegraph

This musical, about a 16-year-old wannabe drag queen, has an undeniable touch of magic about it

The Times

It’s still fun, it’s still a great West End musical, the cast just need to work a little harder to send the dialogue and lyrics out to the audience

London Box Office

Date & time

Until 07 Jan
Until Sat 25 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 40 mins

Venue

Apollo Theatre
31 Shaftesbury Ave W1D 7EZ London, UK · Get Directions
4.7
out of 5 stars
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