Apollo Theatre

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Tickets

4.8/5
based on 104 reviews

Apollo Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 25 January 2020

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Tickets from £23.75
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Age restrictions

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

Important Information

Layton Williams, Sejal Keshwala and Sabrina Sandhu joined the cast on 28 January 2019.

Faye Tozer will play the role of Miss Hedge from 6 May to 3 August 2019.

Bianca Del Rio will play the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 6 May to 29 June 2019.

Bianca Del Rio will not perform the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 5 – 8 June 2019.

Layton Williams will not perform the role of Jamie New on the following dates: 10 May, 27 May – 1 June, 24 June, 27 July & 26 – 31 August.


Booking until:
Saturday, 25 January 2020

Running time:
2 hours 40 minutes

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!

Press Reviews

This fizzing musical is a blast of fresh air. The songs have the wow factor The Times

Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance Financial Times

Punchy, funny, fabulous Time Out

Irresistible: a joyous, life-affirming Billy Elliot The Independent

A true big-hearted crowd-pleaser Evening Standard

I laughed. I cried. I’m still humming the songs. It’s a chuffing marvellous British musical Sunday Times

A fizzing, feeling instant hit The Observer

Outright hilarious London Theatre

One of the biggest and best shows of the year. Attitude

Customer Reviews

What to expect:

Acting

Music

Costumes

Story

Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone
69%
Families
71%
Teenagers
93%
Couples
90%
Theatregoers
95%

based on 104 reviews

Jamie

London Box Office customer

Fabulous

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


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What are you waiting for

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Fantastic

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


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

Nice show

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Energetic, entertaining and moving

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Great Entertainment

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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!!


London Box Office customer

Ok

Fun but cat could have be better.


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Diverse..not too kitsch

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Wonderful show

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


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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.


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Excellent show

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A night to remember!

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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.


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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


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great and heartwarming

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Every Performance Stellar!

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


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Creative

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Give it a go !!!

Great show . Good music


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absolutely fabulous

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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.


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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

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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


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Amazing

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


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Brilliant Show

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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


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Vibrantly moving

Fabulous


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Great show

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


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Absolutely amazing!!!xx

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


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Great show

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A great show to see right now

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


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Will not disappoint

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

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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.


London Box Office customer

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.


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One of the best musicals I’ve seen

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WHAT A GREAT SHOW

What a great show.. well worth seeing.


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Toe tapping

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Entertaining must see

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A must see!

Great show, lots of laughs and an important message.


London Box Office customer

WONDERFUL!

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


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

Don’t miss it!!!

London Box Office customer

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)


London Box Office customer

Amazing experience!

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Fantastic!

Absolutely loved it, highly recommended


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Loved it

Great seat


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A must see

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Masterpiece

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Most inspiring and sensitive musical since Billy Elliot

We saw this musical with the whole family with teens. It's a touching story based on a real life "Jamie" and his experiences in a mainstream high school environment. While the actors of the main characters play superb so does the whole ensemble: Their dancing and choreographie is creative and powerfull and fit perfectly to the music that is somehow pop-like but also complex and interesting and exciting: This is clearly a must see again musical and very certainly a strong candidate for the top of the tops playlist for your mobile.


London Box Office customer

Just Brilliant

Fab show - brilliant music acting and story. Best show I’ve seen for a long time


London Box Office customer

Amazing in every way

It was so funny, and the musical numbers were insanely good. But, what struck us was how poignant it was, and how much we cried! An absolute must-see.


London Box Office customer

Moving, funny, a must see.

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Life is beautiful

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Excelkent

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Heart warming tale of our times

Great show with believable characters. Cried through most of the second act. Jamies mums performance was poignant and heart wrenching.


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Gay issues is not sutable for every body

Gay issues is not sutable for every body


London Box Office customer

Everyone really is talking about this fabulous show

London Box Office customer

No Wonder everyones talking!

Went with an open mind to this show and boy was I surprised! A fantastic cast great score and top performances all around! Top Choice best I seen in the West End Ever!


London Box Office customer

Exceptional must see true story

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Brilliant

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Glamason meets Fabulous

Fantastic story with shuch talented actors! Story that anybody can relate to in some way, funny, deep yet witty! Absolutly fabulous darling! A MUST see! Well done!


London Box Office customer

Joyous!

A truly life-affirming big hug of a show!


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

12 Apr 2019

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”.

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

24 Nov 2017

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.


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