Sheffield’s theatrical sensational, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, is set to bring most of its original cast down south for its West End run at London’s Apollo Theatre.
John McCrea returns to play the title role of Jamie alongside Josie Walker who reprises her role as his mum, Margaret.
Fairy tales really do come true. Jamie New is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. But 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 fabulous, funny, feelgood new musical sensation, which took Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre by storm, hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and writer Tom MacRae.
Director and writer, Jonathan Butterell, saw the Firecracker documentary film, ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’ which is the story of Jamie Campbell and his mother, Margaret.
This inspired him to create this musical which is a dramatised portrayal of a period in Jamie’s life but is not a faithful account. Certain events and characters have been fictionalised.
John McCrea and Josie Walker are joined by original cast members Daniel Davids, Mina Anwar, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, Tamsin Carroll, James Gillan, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, and Kirstie Skivington.
Along with them are Alex Anstey, Luke Bayer, Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen, Jordan Cunningham, Ryan Hughes, Daniel Jacob, Cherelle Jay, Rebecca McKinnis, Phil Nichol, Chloe Pole and Lauran Rae.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie runs at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, from November 6.