Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the new musical inspired by the BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, will transfer to London’s West End, beginning previews November 6 at the Apollo Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for November 22. Jonathan Butterell directs.
The musical premiered earlier this year in a sold-out run at Sheffield Theatres. It features a score by Dan Gillespie Sells, the lead singer-songwriter of British rock band The Feeling, and a book by Tom MacRae.
The musical is inspired by the story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old boy who grows up in a former mining village in County Durham. After experiencing difficulties with coming out as gay to his family at the age of 14, Jamie must also grapple with one more revelation: He wants to be a drag queen and plans on attending his school prom in drag.
John McCrea will reprise his performance as Jamie in the West End. The cast will also feature Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, and Kirstie Skivington.
A cast album is currently available.
The creative team also includes production designer Anna Fleischle, choreographer Kate Prince, lighting designer Lucy Carter, sound designer Paul Groothius, and musical director Theo Jamieson. Casting is by Will Burton.
Tickets are now on sale. Visit EverybodysTalkingAboutJamie.co.uk.