Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate
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.
This fearless, funny, fabulous brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae.
Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
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 Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Kirstie Skivington.
Director Jonathan Butterell, Composer Dan Gillespie Sells and writer and lyricist Tom MacRae said: "After Everybody's Talking About Jamie was commissioned we spent three hours in a wig room in Sheffield in which we wrote the complete plot and framework for the show before catching the train back to London. The three of us just clicked and we were instantly a team. It has been a new adventure for all of us, this is our first musical and going from zero to West End has felt like a fairy tale. There is a bit of all three of us that has ended up in Jamie. We knew we needed a very special performer to play him and when John McCrea walked into the room he was the perfect embodiment. We hope that audiences will see a bit of Jamie in themselves too."
Producer and theatre owner Nica Burns said:"Everybody seemed to be talking about the show so I went to see the final matinee in Sheffield with no expectations. I came out of the auditorium singing the tunes having laughed, cried, laughed again and dancing with happiness. It's a musical for everybody. I found the director, grabbed him, offered him to let me take it to London and offered him a theatre. It had to come to the West End."
John McCrea, (The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the
London Palladium) leads the cast as 16-year-old Jamie New.
Mina Anwar (Coronation Street, The Thin Blue Line) plays Leigh , Luke Baker (Footloose, American Idiot, Sunny Afternoon) plays Dean, Tamsin Carroll (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Barnum, Miss Saigon) plays teacher Miss Hedge, Charles Dale (Casualty, Coronation Street) plays Hugo, Spencer Stafford (Groundhog Day, Billy Elliot) plays Jamie’s Dad and Josie Walker (Matilda The Musical) plays Jamie’s mum Margaret.
Completing the ensemble are; Daniel Anthony, Courtney Bowman, Gabrielle Brooks, Raj Ghatak, James Gillan, Barney Hudson, Kush Khanna, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse and Kirstie Skivington.
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|When:||Saturday 14th April 2018, 2:30pm|
|Price:||£69.50 (no booking fee, Front Stalls, Rows C, D & E)|
Where: Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ
If you'd like to see the show, please let me know by Thursday 26th October at which point I will also require full payment to secure your ticket.
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Please note: The cast may change at short notice due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.