As Everybody’s Talking About Jamie announces it will extend its West End run until August 2020, Producers have announced open auditions to find the next Jamie.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel-good musical sensation, today announces the opening of a new booking period until Saturday 29 August 2020. Dazzling audiences at London’s Apollo Theatre since November 2017 the musical celebrates its 2nd Birthday in the West End on Wednesday 6 November beginning its 3rd joyful year.
As Layton Williams, the current star, sets off from the Apollo to lead the first national tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the Producers are launching a national search for an outstandingly talented undiscovered young performer to play schoolboy Jamie at the Apollo Theatre from January 2020. Open auditions will be held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield on 8 October and at the Apollo Theatre, London on 10 October.
Nica Burns, Producer, said: Thanks to our fantastic audiences, we are delighted to be extending and playing our third year at the Apollo. We have found some fantastic young performers to join Layton Williams and Shane Richie on tour. In the spirit of this musical, we are opening the doors to unknown talent alongside today’s young professionals in the search for our new Jamie.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is being made into a major film by New Regency, Film4 and Sheffield based production company Warp Films starring Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire and Max Harwood. The film will be released in October 2020.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has 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, Casting by Will Burton, Musical Supervisor Theo Jamieson, Musical Director Richard Weeden and Video Design Luke Halls.