SO WHO IS JAMIE?
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is inspired by the story of jamie Campbell and his mother Margaret. It’s very loosely based on a period in Jamie’s life but bits of it have been fictionalised!
WHAT IS EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE ABOUT?
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. 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.
WHO WROTE THE SHOW?
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a new musical written by Tom MacRae (TV credits include Doctor Who, Marple, Lewis, and Casualty) and Dan Gillespie Sells (lead vocalist and songwriter for The Feeling).
WHO IS PLAYING JAMIE?
John McCrea plays Jamie New. His theatre credits include The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre), Peter Pan (Adelphi Theatre), Streets and RENT! (Cockpit Theatre), The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), Barney’s Colourful World and The King and I (National Tour). John’s television credits include Documental, The Catherine Tate Show, New Tricks, Kerching! and Let’s Roll With Roland Butter.
Film credits include God’s Own Country (Sundance Film Festival 2017), Late Night With Albin, Balbita and The Cult (Shorts). Workshops include Stella Boulton in Fanny & Stella, Jez in Philip Ridley’s Moonfleece and Jamie in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
DID YOU KNOW JAMIE WAS INSPIRED BY A DOCUMENTARY?
Jamie: Drag Queenat Sixteen was a documentary made by Firecracker Films.
First broadcast on BBC3 in 2011 the documentary told the moving and inspiring story of Jamie Campbell and his dream of going to his schoolpromindrag. This musical is a testament to the impact it had on audiences.
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE CAST
Jamie – John McCrea
Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Kirstie Skivington
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE CREATIVE TEAM
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Book and lyrics by Tom MacRae
From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Design by Anna Fleische
Choreography by Kate Prince
Lighting design by Lucy Carter
Sound design by Paul Groothius
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Casting by Will Burton
Touching, Funny, Joyous
Sends you out on a feel-good bubble of happiness
Everyone should really be talking about Jamie