Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

4.7 (251) · Musicals

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

This show is life-affirming, inspiring and hilarious all at once

West End Wilma

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

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

The Times

Feelgood musical that could become a cult classic

The Telegraph

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

A Billy Elliot for the gender-fluid age

The Independent

Totally feel good and guaranteed to make you feel fabulous!

Everything Theatre

Staggeringly enjoyable

Time Out

New lead brings fresh energy to the uplifting musical about a teenage drag queen

The Stage

The resulting show is a sequin-studded whirlwind

Broadway World

Laughter enriches this heartfelt production, that shines with lively choruses and bright staging

The Upcoming

Together, all the constituent parts of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie come together to demonstrate that this is a show whose place on Shaftesbury Avenue is never going to be given up lightly

Musical Theatre Review

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a must-see musical of our time that has been given a new blast of energy for 2020

Londonist

Date & time

Until 15 Jan
Wed 2 Sep - Sat 16 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 40 mins

Venue

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