Everybody's Talking About Jamie London Tickets
A musical that had its premiere performance in February 2017, Everybody's Talking About Jamie originally opened at the world-famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Following a successful run there, the show transferred to the West End in London in November of that year. Initially staged at the capital's Apollo Theatre, the musical has received excellent reviews from theatrical critics and ordinary show-goers alike. The show has been described by some critics as offering a great deal of exuberance, with plenty of humour and feel-good touches throughout. Directed by Jonathan Butterell, the musical's set designs were undertaken by Anna Fleischle.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie London's concept
Tom MacRae came up with the concept for Everybody's Talking About Jamie after seeing a TV show about a teenage drag queen named Jamie. Aired on BBC3 in 2011, the documentary was called Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and it caused MacRae to think about writing a libretto that would tell Jamie's story. Music was soon added by Dan Gillespie Sells, and the show, which featured the teenager's attempts to fit in at school while dealing with his father leaving home, was an instant hit when it first opened in Yorkshire.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie London's staging
For many fans of the original staging, the crucial lead role of Jamie needed to be reprised for the London run. Thankfully, the producers continued to cast John McCrea in the role that had made his name. Together with the majority of the Crucible cast, McCrea took to the stage alongside Josie Walker, who played Margaret, as well as Daniel Anthony, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Luke Baker. Other cast members who took part in the musical's West End production included Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Lucie Shorthouse, Harriet Payne and Shiv Rabheru, as well as Kirstie Skivington.
As might be expected of a musical – especially one that takes a drag performer as its main subject – there is plenty of dancing to go along with Gillespie Sells and MacRae's songs. The production's choreography was undertaken by Kate Prince, while the musical director for the live shows was Theo Jamieson.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie's music
In 2017, an album of the songs featured in Everybody's Talking About Jamie was released, featuring several guest performers. Along with the musical's title track, a Betty Boo version of “Don't Even Know It” was included along with “Work of Art”, sung by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
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