'It’s the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now'
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the new West End smash-hit musical comes to Royal Theatre Carré. The WhatsOnStage® award-winning and 5-time Olivier® nominated show, which begins performances August 2020 is exclusively brought to Royal Theatre Carré. Everybody's Talking About Jamie is the fifth title in the Broadway in Carré series and follows a 16-year-old boy from Sheffield, Jamie. Ticket sale starts today.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. 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. With catchy songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is currently playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has won 8 major theatre awards, including the UK Theatre and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical and the Attitude Culture Award 2017, and was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards. Most recently the show won Best Original Cast Recording at the 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards.
Director Jonathan Butterell saw the Firecracker documentary film Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother, Margaret. This inspired him to create this musical which is a dramatised portrayal of a period in Jamie’s life but is not a faithful account. Certain events and characters have been fictionalised.
Broadway in Carré
In the Broadway in Carré series, the most prominent international productions are presented exclusively in Carré, in the original English version. In 2016, Carré brought the musical Pippin to the Netherlands. In the autumn of 2017 the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ran for two weeks in a sold out Carré. In March and April 2018 its successor Sunset Boulevard was presented. With The Book of Mormon a long cherished wish of Carré is fulfilled. Under the flag of Broadway in Carré, the theatre aims to bring the Broadway experience to the Netherlands, so everyone can see the performances the way they were created and intended.