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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie a hit at the 2018 WhatsOnStage Awards

John McCrea (Jamie New) in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Photo by Alastair MuirOn Sunday 25th February 2018 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, the WhatsOnStage Awards named John McCrea winner of Best Actor in a Musical, Lucie Shorthouse winner of Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie winner of Best New Musical.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie also won Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards, where John McCrea also won Best Performance in a Musical. John McCrea won Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics’ Circle Awards, joint with Sheila Atim. The show also won the Attitude Culture Award 2017 and Dan Gillespie Sells won the Best Composer Award for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Stage Debut Awards.

Producer Nica Burns said: “We are here because of audiences in Sheffield and now London and we hope audiences keep on coming. We’re very proud of our show, the creative team Jonathan Butterell, Dan Gillespie Sells and
Tom MacRae, our leading man John McCrea, Lucie Shorthouse in her West End debut and nominee for best actress in a musical Josie Walker. Thank you to everybody that voted for us.

John McCrea said: “I’m thrilled and honoured. For me what’s important is telling our story and we are so lucky to be rewarded for doing this every night.

Lucie Shorthouse said:”I’m was so thrilled to just be nominated alongside these talented ladies and amazed and delighted to have won. I’m so proud and grateful to be in a show that celebrates diversity.

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

Apollo Theatre
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7ES

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