Happy birthday to Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Birthdays - London West End - Musicals
Today, Everybody's Talking About Jamie celebrates its first year in the West End at the Apollo Theatre and it's still going strong - now booking to September 2019!
Image courtesy Nimax Theatres
If you're walking in the West End later tonight you may hear the sound of champagne corks popping as the team behind Everybody's Talking About Jamie get to celebrate their first year in theatre-land.
During a whirlwind year at the West End's Apollo Theatre, the show has managed to collect 7 major theatre awards including the Whats On Stage award for Best Musical.
And it also received 5 Olivier Award Nominations and has recently been shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best New Musical.
Jamie has also had a cinema screening this year and by the end of 2018 it will have been seen in over 1000 cinemas worldwide.
There's also a major film version on the way and the original cast recording topped the iTunes charts.
Producer Nica Burns said ...
"It is the stuff of dreams that our home-grown British musical should have found a home in the heart of the West End.
We are all absolutely delighted.
A very big thank you to our fantastic audiences that have kept us here and to everyone who has supported us so brilliantly.
Please keep on talking about Jamie so we can celebrate many more birthdays!"
Everybody's Talking About Jamie is now booking until 28 September 2019, so it looks like there'll be more happy birthdays to celebrate in the future!
Here's the trailer ...
Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
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.
LAYTON WILLIAMS - Jamie New
REBECCA MCKINNIS - Margaret New
SHANE RICHIE - Hugo
HAYLEY TAMADDON - Miss Hedge
SEJAL KESHWALA - Ray
SABRINA SANDHU - Pritti Pasha
ALEX ANSTEY - Laika Virgin
MARLON G. DAY - Jamie's Dad
JAMES GILLAN - Tray Sophisticay
DANIEL JACOB - Sandra Bollock
LUKE BAKER - Dean Paxton
COURTNEY BOWMAN - Fatimah
RYAN HUGHES - Mickey
ZAHRA JONES - Becca
EMILY KENWRIGHT - Vicki
LUKE LATCHMAN - Sayid
JORDAN LAVINIERE - Cy
HARRIET PAYNE - Bex
ZIGGY TYLER TAYLOR - Levi
MARVYN CHARLES - Swing
RACHEL PRICE - Swing
ADAM TAYLOR - Swing
BIANCHA SZYNAL - Swing
MOMAR DIAGNE - Understudy Jamie's Dad / Drag Queens
MELISSA JACQUES - Understudy Margaret / Ray / Miss Hedge
Author: Tom MacRae
Composer: Dan Gillespie Sells
Lyricist: Tom MacRae
Director: Jonathan Butterell
Designer: Anna Fleischle
Musical direction: Theo Jamieson
Choreography: Kate Prince
Lighting: Lucy Carter
Sound: Paul Groothuis
Production: Nica Burns presents The Sheffield Theatres Production of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.
From: Monday 6 November 2017
Booking until: Saturday 28 September 2019
Standard: From £26
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