Inspired by a true story, Everybody’sTalking About Jamie is the hit musical for today.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.Jamie is terrified about the future.Heis 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.
Layton Williams(Bad Education, Beautiful People) joins the cast as the NEW Jamie New, returning to the West End stageafter playingthe title role in Billy Elliot the Musical. Together with Rebecca McKinnis, he is joined by Hayley Tamaddon, best known for her roles in Coronation Streetand Emmerdale,Sejal Keshwala, Sabrina Sandhuand special guest starof stage and screen,Shane Richie, Eastenders’ very own Alfie Moon. They leada twenty-five strong company and a nine-piece band that will ‘sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’ (Financial Times).
With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.
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Access description: 8cm step into the foyer through swing double doors. Box Office counter on the left. 22 steps down from foyer to Stalls, 12 up to the Dress Circle, with 2 steps between rows in the auditorium. 35 steps up to the Upper Circle and 75 to the Balcony. Handrails on both sides of the staircases. Stairlift to stalls access through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue. Stairlift or 12 steps down to the stalls. Theatre open 30min before the start of the performance.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with limited number of head sets available. Avoid front 3 rows of Stalls. Deposit required.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium and staff are also available to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in Stalls bar or in manager’s office. Maximum 2 dogs at a time.
Disabled Access: On arrival please report to the Main Entrance. A member of staff will then accompany you to the wheelchair access entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue where there is a platform lift to the Stalls level of the Auditorium. 2 spaces for wheelchair users in seats F1 and G1 in the Stalls. Wheelchair transferees can be accommodated in Stalls. Recommended seats are E1, H1 and J1 but other seats are available. Wheelchairs are stored near auditorium right Stalls level. Venue not suitable for scooters. Auditorium is carpeted with steep raking.
Toilets: Adapted toilet to the rear of the Stalls level.