Apollo Theatre

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Tickets

4.7/5 - based on 131 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 25 January 2020
  • 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.

Important Information

Please note Layton Williams will not perform on the following dates: 26 Aug – 4 Sep (14:30), 14 Sep; 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct; 4, 9-13, 18, 25 Nov; 30 Nov – 7 Dec

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 25 January 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
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
tomorrow16th Sep 2019 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Tuesday17th Sep 2019 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Wednesday18th Sep 2019 2:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Wednesday18th Sep 2019 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Thursday19th Sep 2019 7:30pm

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast
Friday20th Sep 2019 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 131 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (67%)
Families (69%)
Teenagers (92%)
Couples (89%)
Theatregoers (92%)
Latest customer reviews
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


It was ok...not great

Reviewed on 06 September 2019 by , Clervaux, Luxembourg

Well worth it

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Halifax, United Kingdom

Full of life!!

Incredible music and very good voices.

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Amazing! Fourth time we have seen it!

Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

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

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

Splendid show and cast

Lively, entertaining which opened boundaries. Fabulous cast

Reviewed on 12 August 2019 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Energetic and moving

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

Reviewed on 24 July 2019 by , Bologna, Italy

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

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


Reviewed on 05 July 2019 by , Edlibach, Switzerland

Amazing, funny and touching

Reviewed on 18 June 2019 by , Fell, Germany


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

Feel good show

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

Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by , Orpington, United Kingdom


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


Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by , Claygate, United Kingdom


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

What are you waiting for

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Riaz, Switzerland


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

Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by , Mogan, Spain

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

Nice show

Reviewed on 22 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Energetic, entertaining and moving

Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by , Loosdrecht, Netherlands

Great Entertainment

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , Lomdom, United Kingdom

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


Fun but cat could have be better.

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

Diverse..not too kitsch

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Berlin, Germany

Wonderful show

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

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , Amersham, United Kingdom

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

Excellent show

Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

A night to remember!

Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by , Gröbenzell, Germany


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

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

great and heartwarming

Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by , Zurich, Switzerland

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


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

Give it a go !!!

Great show . Good music

Reviewed on 16 January 2019 by , Biggleswade, United Kingdom

absolutely fabulous

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Reviewed on 24 December 2018 by , Littlehampton, United Kingdom

Brilliant Show

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Poole, United Kingdom

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

Vibrantly moving


Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by , Fleetwood, United Kingdom

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

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

Great show

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by , Penrith, United Kingdom

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

Will not disappoint

Reviewed on 11 November 2018 by , Cardiff, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed on 24 October 2018 by , Boulogne, France

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

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

One of the best musicals I’ve seen

Reviewed on 17 October 2018 by , Espoo, Finland


What a great show.. well worth seeing.

Reviewed on 01 October 2018 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Toe tapping

Reviewed on 18 September 2018 by , North Sydney, Australia

Entertaining must see

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

A must see!

Great show, lots of laughs and an important message.

Reviewed on 24 August 2018 by , London, United Kingdom


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

Reviewed on 22 August 2018 by , Amherst, United States

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

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

Amazing experience!

Reviewed on 18 July 2018 by , Berlin, Germany


Absolutely loved it, highly recommended

Reviewed on 01 June 2018 by , Brentwood, United Kingdom

Loved it

Great seat

Reviewed on 27 May 2018 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

A must see

Reviewed on 13 May 2018 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 01 May 2018 by , Bologna, Italy

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.

Reviewed on 07 April 2018 by , Boeblingen, Germany

Just Brilliant

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

Reviewed on 27 February 2018 by , Rochdale, United Kingdom

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.

Reviewed on 22 February 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Moving, funny, a must see.

Reviewed on 18 January 2018 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

Life is beautiful

Reviewed on 01 January 2018 by , Overijse, Belgium


Reviewed on 28 December 2017 by , Havant Hampshire, United Kingdom

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.

Reviewed on 24 December 2017 by , Woking, United Kingdom

Gay issues is not sutable for every body

Gay issues is not sutable for every body

Reviewed on 09 December 2017 by , Jeddah-ksa, Saudi Arabia

Everyone really is talking about this fabulous show

Reviewed on 07 December 2017 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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!

Reviewed on 06 December 2017 by , Tamworth, United Kingdom

Exceptional must see true story

Reviewed on 23 November 2017 by , Darlington, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 22 November 2017 by , London, United Kingdom

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!

Reviewed on 17 November 2017 by , London, United Kingdom


A truly life-affirming big hug of a show!

Reviewed on 17 November 2017 by , Sandgate, Folkestone, United Kingdom

12 Apr
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
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