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Awards Success for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

With the first performance on Monday 6th November of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, the company are delighted and honoured to have received the UK Theatre Awards for:

  • Best Musical Production (shortlist included Caroline, or Change a Chichester Festival Theatre production and Sweet Charity a Royal Exchange Theatre production)
  • Best Performance in a Musical for John McCrea (shortlist included Kaisa Hammarlund for Sweet Charity at the Royal Exchange Theatre; Louis Maskell for The Grinning Man at Bristol Old Vic; Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, or Change at Chichester Festival Theatre)

The Awards were presented at London’s historic Guildhall on Sunday 15 October 2017.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Photo Credit Pamela Raith
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Photo Credit Pamela Raith

On Thursday 12th October, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie won the Attitude Magazine Culture Award, following last year’s winner director John Tiffany for Harry Potter and Cursed Child and The Glass Menagerie.

On Sunday September 10th September at the Stage Debut Awards, Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer for his catchy score.

Attitude Awards 2017Producer Nica Burns said: “It is fantastic that this new, exciting British Theatre musical team of Dan Gillespie Sells, Tom MacRae and Jonathan Butterell – are being recognised, as is leading performer, John McCrea. John is an incredible discovery hailed by musical theatre star Michael Ball as “exceptional “. This musical is a heartwarming story of a real life mother and son who together were able to realise their dreams. This is truly a musical for today and for everyone.

Produced for Sheffield Theatres earlier this year, this fabulous, funny, feelgood brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae, directed by Jonathan Butterell.

John McCrea will reprise his role of Jamie, alongside the majority of the Sheffield Crucible cast including: Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillan, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Kirstie Skivington.

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.
Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future.
Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae
From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Design by Anna Fleischle
Choreography by Kate Prince
Lighting design by Lucy Carter
Sound design by Paul Groothuis
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Casting by Will Burton

Booking Information
Apollo Theatre
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7ES


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