Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets

Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ
Important Info
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Child Policy 

Parental discretion advised. Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday 14:30 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is brought to the West End by Dan Gillespie Sells (singer-songwriter of The Feeling) and Tom MacRae (writer for Doctor Who).

This brand new British musical is the inspirational story of Jamie New, a 16-year old schoolboy from Sheffield who decides he wants to go to his school prom in a dress. The story takes inspiration from the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, which followed the true story of Jamie Campbell.

From 18th October, RuPaul's Drag Race star Michelle Visage will join the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, making her West End debut in the role of teacher Miss Hedge.

With an infectious original score from Gillespie Sells, which includes instant classics such as “And You Don't Even Know It”, “He's My Boy” and “The Wall In My Head”, the story explores Jamie’s relationship with the kids at school, his mother, and himself.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie started life in Sheffield with a run at the Crucible Theatre, and has transferred to London’s Apollo Theatre. It features career-making performances from the likes of John McCrea (Jamie) and Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti), as well as turns from Josie Waker, Mina Anwar and Tamsin Caroll, all of whom reprise their roles from the Sheffield production.

The production is the first foray into musicals for Gillespie Sells and MacRae, who realised the idea to make the story into a musical from director Jonathan Butterell.

With comparisons to Billy Elliot for the modern age, book your tickets now and find out why Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets at the Apollo Theatre are on sale now.

“Touching, Funny, Joyous” - The Observer

WINNER
Best Musical
UK Theatre Awards

WINNER
Best Musical Performance by John McCrea
UK Theatre Awards

WINNER
Culture Award
Attitude Awards


Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Child Policy 

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

Important information

Running time
2 hours 40 minutes including 20 mins interval
Booking Until
Sat, 28 September 2019
Cast

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast

By
Tom MacRae, From an idea by Jonathan Butterell

Producer
Nica Burns

Director
Jonathan Butterell

Songs by
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells, Lyrics by Tom MacRae

Lighting
Lucy Carter

Sound
Paul Groothuis

Design
Anna Fleischle

Choreography
Kate Prince

Costume
Anna Fleischle


Cast List

John McCrea (Jamie), Rebecca McKinnis, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Lee Ross, and Kirstie Skivington. From 18th October, Michelle Visage will play Miss Hedge.

Other info: Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Reviews

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Critics & Reviews

*****

THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, TIME OUT, THE INDEPENDENT, THE STAGE, WHATSONSTAGE, LONDON THEATRE, ATTITUDE

****

THE TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, DAILY EXPRESS, SUNDAY EXPRESS, MAIL ON SUNDAY, METRO, BROADWAY WORLD, THE ARTS DESK


THE TIMES

‘This fizzing musical is a blast of fresh air. The songs have the wow factor.’
‘It’s the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now’


FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’


TIME OUT

‘Staggeringly enjoyable’
‘A burst of joy’
‘Punchy, funny, fabulous’
‘A joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself’


THE INDEPENDENT/I

‘Irresistible: a joyous, life-affirming Billy Elliot’


EVENING STANDARD

‘A true big-hearted crowd-pleaser’


SUNDAY TIMES

‘This irresistible British musical’
‘I laughed. I cried. I’m still humming the songs. It’s a chuffing marvellous British musical.’


OBSERVER

‘A fizzing, feeling instant hit’
‘This instant him. No wonder everybody’s talking about it.’


DAILY EXPRESS

‘A palpable hit.’


SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘A joyous new musical’
‘People will be talking about Jamie for a long time to come.’


METRO

‘It isn’t just Jamie everybody’s talking about, it’s this show’


WHATSONSTAGE

‘Exuberant, exhilarating, exciting, enchanting’
‘A dynamic, deliciously entertaining night out, a glorious tribute to what makes us human and a heart-warming appeal for acceptance. Let’s all keep talking about Jamie for as long as possible.’


LONDON THEATRE

‘Outright hilarious’
‘This should run and run.’


ATTITUDE

‘One of the biggest and best shows of the year.’


****
The Telegraph

"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."
Venue Info

Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ

VIEW SEATING PLAN


Apollo Theatre

Address: 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Capacity: 775


The Apollo Theatre opened on 21st February 1901 and was designed by Lewin Sharp for Henry Lowenfield. It was constructed from plain London brick in keeping with the buildings of the neighbouring streets, with the façade fashioned in the Renaissance style by T. Simpson. This was the first theatre in London to be built during the Edwardian period. Named after the god of the arts, the Apollo Theatre was specifically designed to house musical theatre, and opened with an American musical comedy, The Belle of Bohemia. This was followed by a series of Edwardian musical comedies produced by George Edwards. These didn’t find much success, and the theatre was taken over by impresario Tom B. Davis, who brought a number of variety acts and plays to the theatre during his tenure. But for a theatre that had been designed for musicals, its full potential was not being met.

A 1932 renovation saw the addition of a private foyer and an ante room installed to the Royal Box, but musicals remained elusive. Plays came and went, including the theatre’s biggest success to date - Ian Hay’s Housemaster, which ran for 662 performances from 1936. Even with a change of hands in 1944 to Prince Littler the trend of plays at the Apollo continued, with a revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives and a new play, Treasure Hunt, directed by John Gielgud in 1949. The Housemaster lost its claim to the longest running play when Seagulls Over Sorrento played for three years from 1950, a feat beaten again in 1962 by the comedy Boeing Boeing.

The 1970s and 1980s saw a number of comedies play at the Apollo Theatre, and there were a number of high profile performers gracing the stage, including John Mills (Separate Tables, 1976), Albert Finney (Orphans, 1986), Zoe Wanamaker (Mrs Klein, 1989), Vanessa Redgrave (A Madhouse in God, 1989) and Peter O’Toole, who enjoyed great success with Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell.

Whilst musicals have remained very scarce at the Apollo, with The Last Five Years giving a one off performance in 2007, and Urinetown in 2014, it is currently playing host to a new British musical, The Go-Between, which opened in May 2016 starring Michael Crawford.

Ceiling collapse – The Apollo Theatre was thrust into national news on 19th December 2013 when during a performance of the Olivier Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a large section of the ceiling collapsed, potentially caused by the heavy rain London had experienced that week. 88 people were injured. The theatre reopened in March 2014 and is currently home to the musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie, written by Doctor Who writer Tom MacRae and The Feeling frontman Dan Gillespie Sells.

The Apollo Theatre is currently owned by Nimax Theatres.


Seating

The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle. The seats in the Stalls offer excellent views of the stage, with only the outermost seats having their view slightly hindered by the overhang of the Dress Circle.

The Dress Circle seats are slightly more problematic, with little legroom and very little raking in the seating. The last two rows of seats sit on a higher level and offer better views than those in front.

The Grand Circle, again, has poor legroom and a shallow rake. The last two rows of seats are also built up higher which, whilst good for viewing, might induce vertigo in those who suffer.

Access description:
8cm step into the foyer through swing double doors. Box Office counter on the left. 22 steps down from foyer to Stalls, 12 up to the Dress Circle, with 2 steps between rows in the auditorium. 35 steps up to the Upper Circle and 75 to the Balcony. Handrails on both sides of the staircases. Stairlift to stalls access through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue. Stairlift or 12 steps down to the stalls. Theatre open 30min before the start of the performance.

Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with limited number of head sets available. Avoid front 3 rows of Stalls. Deposit required.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium and staff are also available to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in Stalls bar or in manager’s office. Maximum 2 dogs at a time.

Disabled Access: On arrival please report to the Main Entrance. A member of staff will then accompany you to the wheelchair access entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue where there is a platform lift to the Stalls level of the Auditorium. 2 spaces for wheelchair users in seats F1 and G1 in the Stalls. Wheelchair transferees can be accommodated in Stalls. Recommended seats are E1, H1 and J1 but other seats are available. Wheelchairs are stored near auditorium right Stalls level. Venue not suitable for scooters. Auditorium is carpeted with steep raking.

Toilets: Adapted toilet to the rear of the Stalls level.


Facilities At Apollo Theatre

Seat plan: Apollo Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible


Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (2mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: The Apollo Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station.

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