Sensational new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie really is the production that everyone is discussing right now. Touching and joyous, yet still with a considerable amount of deep thought behind it, the show is inspired by a true story and is one of the most topical productions you could find in theatres right now. See it for yourself with tickets for Everybody's Talking About Jamie available to buy or sell on StubHub.
2011 saw the airing of 'Jamie: Drag Queen at 16', a television documentary that Everybody's Talking About Jamie was eventually inspired by. The musical has a book and lyrics by Tom MacRae and music by Dan Gillespie Sells, and had its premiere at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 2017. Set in Sheffield, it follows sixteen-year-old Jamie, who is bullied at school for his homosexuality and drag queen persona. Tellingly, it's not just his peers who make life difficult: when Jamie wants to attend prom in drag, the school bans him from attending. Despite its upbeat ending, light-hearted songs and mischievous escapades, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is actually a musical with a serious message, which courageously explores the support (or lack thereof) given to homosexual or transgender children in schools and their own homes. Reviews of Everybody's Talking About Jamie praised its bravery and relevance, and the way in which it manages to convey an important message in an entertaining guise. Tickets for Everybody's Talking About Jamie will see you laughing out loud, singing along - and then thinking about the story behind the musical for a long time to come.
After its premiere in Sheffield, Everybody's Talking About Jamie was transferred to the West End, where it opened at the Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue to yet more rave reviews. Nominated for several Laurence Olivier Awards, the show received enormous support and was able to announce a booking extension very early on in its engagement. The original Sheffield cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie largely made the transfer with the show, including principle actor John McCrea. Like recent musical hits Heathers, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, this musical hits the spot precisely because it combines a serious story with an upbeat form of storytelling - musical theatre is traditionally thought of as being purely entertaining, but nowadays composers and writers are concerned with delivering a serious message to their audiences (albeit wrapped up in gutsy lyrics and lavish sets). Experience the latest stage of this phenomenal development with tickets to Everybody's Talking About Jamie: buy or sell yours on StubHub today!
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