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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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4.7/5 - based on 194 reviews
  • Booking from: Saturday, 12 December 2020
    Booking until: Sunday, 28 February 2021
  • Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
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About Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Age restrictions

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

Performance Times
  • Booking from: Saturday, 12 December 2020
    Booking until: Sunday, 28 February 2021
  • Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Mon - -
Tue - -
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 19:30

Everybody's Talking About Jamie description

Great musicals don't get much newer than this, a brilliant contemporary show that enjoyed its world première at Sheffield’s famous Crucible Theatre in February 2017, directed by Jonathan Butterell. 21st June saw the show announce a thrilling transfer, moving to the West End's Apollo Theatre for a stint lasting from 6th November 2017 to 21st April 2018. The majority of the Crucible cast returns for the London run.

This show already has excellent credentials. The Times' critic said, “I gave it a very rare five stars. The moment it ended the entire audience rose up as one. I think that it has such an impact for the same reason that Dear Evan Hansen, the musical that just cleaned up the Tony Awards in New York, is such a success." In her opinion it's 'hit material' and deserves a West End run.

This is the story of Jamie, a 16 year old lad from County Durham whose ambition is to become a famous drag queen. You can expect a touching and occasionally outrageous musical, wonderfully exuberant, a truly memorable and unusual coming-of-age tale that's both funny and joyful. As the Daily Telegraph reviewer Dominic Cavendish said, “I can’t think of a musical that has set me spinning right round (like a record, baby) quite as much as this funny, outrageous, touching but oh-my-word PC flag-waving show...The show sends you out on a feel-good bubble of happiness.

This fresh new British musical is a courageous piece, a defiant and brave exploration of the nature of difference. If you love the music, you're not the only one. There's also an excellent concept album available featuring John McCrea, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Betty Boo, Dan Gillespie Sells and Josie Walker.

As the character Jamie says, “sometimes you just have to grab life by the balls”. This musical does exactly that, a crowd pleaser that's happy-go-lucky on the surface, but also reveals the emotional cost of being different, often a high cost even in today's enlightened times. Your thoughts will be well and truly provoked!

Next Performances for Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre

Saturday12th Dec 2020 2:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Saturday12th Dec 2020 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Sunday13th Dec 2020 2:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Sunday13th Dec 2020 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Wednesday16th Dec 2020 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Thursday17th Dec 2020 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast

Everybody's Talking About Jamie reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 194 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (64%)
Families (68%)
Teenagers (91%)
Couples (86%)
Theatregoers (89%)
Latest customer reviews
Anne
Great songs

Reviewed on 13 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Sheena
Funny, current, real

Reviewed on 12 March 2020 by , Reading, United Kingdom

June
Average musical with predictable story

Overall the music was good and singing by the lead females e.g.mother, Jamie’s schoolfriend and the drag queens very good .Sadly I found Jamie’s singing flat and lazy....and the story predictable and pretty weak.

Reviewed on 12 March 2020 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Bernadette
Disappointing, go and see Book of Mormon instead

This felt like watching a school performance at which you would cringe if your child was in it.

Reviewed on 10 March 2020 by , Upminster, United Kingdom

Helen
Overall a really good show.

We really enjoyed the show, the story is great, the songs, acting and dancing are good. Jamie’s mother in particular had a fabulous voice and Jamie’s friend also sang well. Unfortunately however, the voice of the guy who played Jamie wasn’t great. He was frequently out of tune. It didn’t spoil the performance, we thoroughly enjoyed the show, ( and he can act and dance), but it certainly detracted from it.

Reviewed on 08 March 2020 by , Rothwell Kettering, United Kingdom

Rob
Fabulous

Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by , Brompton, Australia

Carole
Don't miss this!

This was a great show and one that shouldn't be missed. Noah Thomas, as Jamie, was amazing! Strong language used throughout - not a criticism but not ideal for younger children, in my opinion. Great evenings entertainment !

Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by , Brentwood, United Kingdom

Verenilson
A must see show, brilliant!

Excellent performance , Bianca Del Rio, Noah Thomas, Melissa Jacques and and Sejal were brilliant, and the rest of the cast were very good too.

Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by , Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Monique
Freeking funny

Loved loved loved it. Will go see it again.

Reviewed on 24 February 2020 by , Capelle Aan Den Ijssel, Netherlands

Paul
Fantabulous !!!

Laugh cry giggle sigh......Fantastic show . . .Would highly recommend

Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by , Chatham, United Kingdom

Matthias
Great show, great cast

Really an amazing show

Reviewed on 14 February 2020 by , Berlin, Germany

denise
Very entertaining

Great story line, funny , emotional and overall very good

Reviewed on 26 January 2020 by , Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

Michelle
Amazing

Wow amazing show 10/10

Reviewed on 20 January 2020 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Deborah
Energetic, emotional, vibrant and brilliant

The energy of the show was phenomenal, what an absolute joy to see. A real feel good which left us buzzing. A story about people and emotions, love and rejection, understanding and acceptance, humour and sadness, love and living to be who you are. Attended with someone who was sceptical about the story content and then absolutely loved it.

Reviewed on 20 January 2020 by , Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Veerachai
A must-see musical

It’s an amazing show. Great performance. Amazing stage design. Love it.

Reviewed on 01 January 2020 by , Bangkok, Thailand

Douglas
Enthrawling.

A joy to watch, very emotional.

Reviewed on 22 December 2019 by , Hendon, United Kingdom

Mairiona
Tailor made for the Me Me Me Millenials

Under-20s (plenty in the audience) clearly loved the show. Not sure about everyone else though! The heavily accented dialogue and lyrics were at times almost impossible to follow from where we sat. And a bit of a shame that Jamie isn't remotely bothered about making the world a better place – life is most definitely all about him, end of. No wonder his drag queen alias is Me Me Me!

Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by , Bath, United Kingdom

Fiona
Modern

Modern and upbeat. Funny and entertaining but with insight into teenage struggles.

Reviewed on 08 December 2019 by , Vällingby, Sweden

Joan
Really inspiring for young people

Great set - well done set designer. Some really good singers. Overall, well acted. A great show celebrating diversity.

Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by , Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Karin
Relevant

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Linn Anettte
Wonderful

Reviewed on 26 November 2019 by , Klofta, Norway

Raymond
Joyful/Sad

Reviewed on 21 November 2019 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Trudy
Upbeat

Really enjoyed the show though in some songs I couldn't hear all the words. But there was some songs which where beautiful sang and emotional.

Reviewed on 19 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Evelyne
ist's brightly and somewhere sad

Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by , Binningen/bl, Switzerland

Sherie
Brilliant fun with a very serious message

Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by , Keighley, United Kingdom

Rosemary
A wonderful story!

Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by , Parkside, Australia

Patrick
Covers new ground with a light but honest touch

Reviewed on 06 November 2019 by , Red Bank, United States Of America

Sara
So fun! Great music!

Great! I really enjoyed getting to see a show that's not one of the "big" guys that I can see back home. Highly recommend! Everyone was very talented.

Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by , Kansas City, United States Of America

benvenuto
Still talking about Jamie

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Limerick, Ireland

Angela
LGBT positive

I think that this show is a fun,colourful and amazing representation of the drag and lgbt commuitty I would recommend this show to teens and above.I would definitely See this show again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by , Worthing, United Kingdom

Christopher
Emotional memories

A story that needs to be told

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Derby, United Kingdom

amir

showing a problem every family should discuss.

Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by , Raanana, Israel

William Forbes
A must see show

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , East Kilbride, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Janet
Fun show

A must see show. Current issues brought up about gender bias and freedom of personal expression

Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by , Ottawa, Canada

Sharon
Spellbinding amazing talent....

Loved the show from beginning to end.

Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by , Naxxar, Malta

Rebeca
This is now my favorite show.

This show is absolutely amazing. The acting, the music, everything is absolutely incredible. You can’t miss this show.

Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by , Mexico Df, Mexico

Bas
Mind opener!

This show is truly a mind opener. A must see for everyone, as it shows the social struggles that all of us have to deal with and overcome in life. Follow your own goals and do your own thing, sounds easy to follow, but the reality is that many times, we are being led by what others tell us and not by what we truly want ourselves. This show is all about that and therefore truly something everyone should see, as it could help our society to be less judgemental and more understanding. On top of this the shows offers very contemporary songs, music and settings, to which everyone can relate. Must go!

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , Richmond, United Kingdom

Jose

It was ok...not great

Reviewed on 06 September 2019 by , Clervaux, Luxembourg

Benjamin
Well worth it

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Halifax, United Kingdom

OLGA
Full of life!!

Incredible music and very good voices.

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Karen
Amazing! Fourth time we have seen it!

Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Violet
Beatiful show concerning everyday topics

The show in general is pretty average, nothing but the skills of the young boys and girls is completely shown. The story is pretty basic and average, and so are the songs and the show features. But I recommend it especially for families, teens and queer boys and girls who are familiar with this world. Not the best musical I've ever seen but still pretty good.

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Si, Italy

Karen
Great Show

Saw this show at the Apollo. Great show, fun humour, and good story line. Singing, Dancing and acting excellent. A very enjoyable evening out.

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Hangersley, United Kingdom

Lorraine
Splendid show and cast

Lively, entertaining which opened boundaries. Fabulous cast

Reviewed on 12 August 2019 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Manuela
Energetic and moving

It is very exciting, nice history, very good Actors and music

Reviewed on 24 July 2019 by , Bologna, Italy

Alex
Fun, funny and so real!

Loved it! Fantastically funny yet so real at the same time!

Reviewed on 12 July 2019 by , Auckland, New Zealand

Lisa
Simply amazing

Feel good show for everyone....the song He’s my boy’ will steal your heart!!! Simply amazing!!!

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Leigh-on-sea, United Kingdom

Lisa
Fun

Reviewed on 05 July 2019 by , Edlibach, Switzerland

Nicole
Amazing, funny and touching

Reviewed on 18 June 2019 by , Fell, Germany

Jan
Amateurish

I went to this show as a visitor from Australia. Based on the reviews I thought it would be a professional Westend production just as I've seen in the past. However it turned out to be a show put on by people from the north of England. We couldn't understand half of the accents and what was being said. There was no money spent on backdrops or costumes. We spent time getting dressed for a wonderful night at the theatre, but most of the audience had made no effort at all to get changed. I won't be attending another Westend production after this experience, not with the cost of the tickets...

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by , Waverton, Australia

Grace
Feel good show

Fantastic story, heartwarming performances, excellent costumes and singing. A great show!!

Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

Georgia
Amazing!

Reviewed on 12 June 2019 by , Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Geoff
Jamie

Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by , Claygate, United Kingdom

Beatrice
Fabulous

Loved everything My daughter meeting some of the cast at stage door after was a highlight Shame Bianca didn’t come though

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Genevieve
What are you waiting for

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Riaz, Switzerland

Debbie
Fantastic

Loved everything about it. Uplifting. So much talent. A must see. Love love love.

Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by , Mogan, Spain

Maxine
Funny, talented dance group with amazing voices

Loved the show but did miss quite a bit of the script due to poor sound. Had to really try hard to listen. Sadly missed quite a lot of the humour.

Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by , Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Cedric
Nice show

Reviewed on 22 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Ester
Energetic, entertaining and moving

Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by , Loosdrecht, Netherlands

Mike
Great Entertainment

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , Lomdom, United Kingdom

Josie
Amazing!! So fresh and new

This show was amazing!! Going to the theatre is one of my favourite things to do, so my standards are very high. This show absolutely blew me away from start to finish. I just wanted to jump up and join in. Definitely not suitable for children, however I’m 16 and went to watch with my mum and didn’t find it awkward at all. Very well done and stays tasteful. Every voice was stunning. Don’t have a bad word to say about this show!!

Reviewed on 05 April 2019 by , Chester, United Kingdom

Paul
Ok

Fun but cat could have be better.

Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by , Cape Town, South Africa

Felix
Diverse..not too kitsch

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Berlin, Germany

Jane
Wonderful show

Such talented case, managed to bring on a tear or two.

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , Amersham, United Kingdom

Maria
Funny & sad

I liked the story it was very versatile, I was very disappointed that there was not enough glam and glitter, I wish Jamie dressed up as drag at the end.

Reviewed on 14 March 2019 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Stefanos
Excellent show

Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Melanie
A night to remember!

Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by , Gröbenzell, Germany

Pamela
Wonderful

This show has such great life messages in it. There is a lesson for everyone to learn and the fact its based on a true story makes it even more fabulous.

Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by , Renfrew, United Kingdom

Rebecca
Mother and Son must see

Amazing. My son is gay and it really tugged on the heart strings and also made me so angry at times too. Jamie and his mum were so believable and the song Jamie sung to his mum and vice versa were beautiful. The whole cast played their parts really well, not a bad word to be said. Will definitely be recommending this to all my friends

Reviewed on 03 February 2019 by , Umberleigh, United Kingdom

Christian
great and heartwarming

Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by , Zurich, Switzerland

Catherine
Every Performance Stellar!

Not only us Jamie uniquely gifted, every performer is gifted in song and dance. A fabulous, uplifting evening.

Reviewed on 18 January 2019 by , Bern, Switzerland

Silva
Creative

Reviewed on 17 January 2019 by , Burton-on-trent, United Kingdom

Anthony
Give it a go !!!

Great show . Good music

Reviewed on 16 January 2019 by , Biggleswade, United Kingdom

KAREN
absolutely fabulous

Reviewed on 10 January 2019 by , Wittering Peterborough, United Kingdom

Amanda
A modern must see

Loved the modern dance and how it gives a positive attitude toward anyone who dares to be different. Fantastic acting, LOVED EVERY SECOND, can’t wait to watch it again.

Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by , Plymouth, United Kingdom

Julie
Absolutely brilliant

Entertaining from the start. Colourful, fast moving,funny, emotional. Made me laugh made me cry. John McCrea faboulous throughout and Jamie as we're the rest of the cast. Few well-known faces as well as the newbies all very talented.

Reviewed on 31 December 2018 by , Morecambe, United Kingdom

Robin
It was the best show I have seen to date!!!

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Washington, United States Of America

Sandra
Real emotion

From the opening to the finale such a powerful storyline with powerful characters and vocals . . Heartfelt . . Laughed and cried very emotional and entertaining . . This is now in my top 3 . . I can’t wait to watch it again . . Well done to all the cast . . Amazing

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Ingleby Barwick, Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom

Diane
Amazing

I can honestly say it was the best show i have ever seen

Reviewed on 24 December 2018 by , Littlehampton, United Kingdom

Mark
Brilliant Show

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Poole, United Kingdom

Gordon
This is a must see musical. Funny Brilliant

read about the story and then you will find this show true to life and put across brilliantly

Reviewed on 11 December 2018 by , Stokeon Trent, United Kingdom

DANIEL
Vibrantly moving

Fabulous

Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by , Fleetwood, United Kingdom

Martin
Great show

I really enjoyed this show. The cast were all great in their roles, music, costumes and set all excellent too!

Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by , East Boldon, United Kingdom

Liz
Absolutely amazing!!!xx

This show was brilliant from start to finish!! Loved all the music, acting and singing. Would watch this again, absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , Isle Of Man, United Kingdom

Rachel
Great show

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by , Penrith, United Kingdom

susan
A great show to see right now

Great to see right now with its message of inclusivity, acceptance, love.

Reviewed on 13 November 2018 by , Portland, United States Of America

Sian
Will not disappoint

Reviewed on 11 November 2018 by , Cardiff, United Kingdom

Marie-Alix
A great gay story - and nobody dies at the end :D

Reviewed on 24 October 2018 by , Boulogne, France

Allen
My sides were hurting

Fun fun fun! Great performances by all. The lead, mother and best friend AMAZING! The song "he's my boy" tears streaming it was so good. Wow! I'll recommend this to anyone any age to see.

Reviewed on 20 October 2018 by , Ventura, United States Of America

françois
a pleasant time

Behind a pleasant and entertaining show, a real society issue is tackled denouncing common prejudices . Even if the subject is sometimes heavy-handedly treated, the message gets through in a pleasant manner.

Reviewed on 17 October 2018 by , Pacé, France

Mari
One of the best musicals I’ve seen

Reviewed on 17 October 2018 by , Espoo, Finland

dawn
WHAT A GREAT SHOW

What a great show.. well worth seeing.

Reviewed on 01 October 2018 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Monica
Toe tapping

Reviewed on 18 September 2018 by , North Sydney, Australia

sam
Entertaining must see

Reviewed on 26 August 2018 by , Leigh-on-sea, United Kingdom

Antony
A must see!

Great show, lots of laughs and an important message.

Reviewed on 24 August 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Mandi
WONDERFUL!

Anyone thinking of seeing this show, abosutely go. It was fantastic!

Reviewed on 22 August 2018 by , Amherst, United States

Simon
great songs and music - a must see, even if you haven’t heard of it!

We didn’t know quite what to expect but really enjoyed a moving story with laughter, great music and a fantastic leading actor.

Reviewed on 17 August 2018 by , Bidford On Avon, United Kingdom

Keith Ross
Don’t miss it!!!

Reviewed on 20 July 2018 by , Rose Bay, Australia

Hadar
Top entertainment on London Pride Day

Fantastic show, moving and realistic story, wonderful acting (Jamie, Preti, mom), great music and dancing. Also loved the stage settings and changes throughout the scenes. I came with my teenaged son, both of us non-native english speakers, but this fact did not harm our good experience of the show. All together was a top entertainment on London Pride Day (July 7 2018)

Reviewed on 20 July 2018 by , Kibutz Malkiya, Israel

Christoph
Amazing experience!

Reviewed on 18 July 2018 by , Berlin, Germany

15 Jan
2020
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Why EVERYBODY'S (Still) TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Wednesday, January 15 2020, 22:36

Everybody Is Talking About JamieEverybody's Talking About Jamie is about to enter its third year in the West End, and still rules the roost. What makes this musical such a hit? Read on to find out more.

Why EVERYBODY'S (Still) TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
12 Apr
2019
Phil Willmott

Second Look: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at the Apollo Theatre

by Phil Willmott | Friday, April 12 2019, 09:49

Back in November 2017 I reported that this high-spirited musical was the “perfect way to lift the gloom with a reminder of decent British humanity that celebrates the individual spirit”.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Layton Williams as Jamie, Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge & class

Second Look: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at the Apollo Theatre
24 Nov
2017
Phil Willmott

Review: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at the Apollo Theatre

by Phil Willmott | Friday, November 24 2017, 17:35

Everybodys-Talking-About-Jamie.jpgLondon needs something to celebrate as this particular winter of political uncertainty grinds onwards - this musical is the perfect way to lift the gloom with a reminder of decent British humanity that celebrates the individual spirit.

Review: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at the Apollo Theatre