Layton Williams To Step Into The Role Of Jamie New In January

Layton Williams

The uber-talented Layton Williams is about to take over the lead in hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 28 January 2019. As the award-winning musical Every Body’s Talking About Jamie approaches it’s first birthday in London’s West End, producers have announced that Layton Williams will take over the role of Jamie New from 28 January 2019. Layton made his professional stage debut in Billy Elliot the musical, appeared in the TV series Beautiful People, and has since appeared in stage productions including The Car Man, the UK tour of Hairspray playing Duane and later Seaweed and the UK tour of Rent playing Angel. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie premiered at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on 13 February 2017 before transferring to London’s Apollo Theatre from 6 November 2017. The show features music by Dan Gillespie Sells and book and lyrics by Tom MacRae and was inspired by the documentary Jamie: … Read more

Film Adaptation Of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Announced

Everybody's Talking About Jamie review

Critically acclaimed British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is to be made into a major new film by Warp Films. The award-winning feel good new musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is to be made into a major-film by Warp Films – a Sheffield based production company. It’s been a fairy-tale ride for the acclaimed musical. Based on the documentary, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at Sheffield Theatres before tranferring to London’s Apollo Theatre. A host of 5-star reviews, 7 theatre awards and 5 Olivier Award nominations later, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has released an official cast album, is being screened live over 510 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and now: a film! Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has now extended its booking period at the Apollo Theatre in the West End until 6 April 2019. Warp Films (This Is England, Ghost Stories, The Last Panthers), known for their distinctive multi- … Read more

Olivier Awards 2018 – Full list of Nominees

Olivier Awards 2020

The nominees for the 2018 Olivier Awards have been announced with Hamilton receiving a record 13 nominations. Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke have announced the nominations for the 2018 Olivier Awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton leads the race with a record-breaking 13 nominations closely followed by The Ferryman with 8 nominations. The 2018 Olivier Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April 2018 in a ceremony hosted by Catherine Tate. Full list of Olivier Award 2018 nominees BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Michael Jibson for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre Ross Noble for Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre Jason Pennycooke for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre Cleve September for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Sheila Atim for Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic Tracie Bennett for Follies at National Theatre – Olivier Rachel John … Read more

My 2017 Theatre Highlights – Paul T Davies

Angels in America Part 1 at the National Theatre

We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Paul T Davies nominated his favourites and a few productions for a special end of year ovation. Angels In America (National Theatre) About twenty-five years ago, I got a standing room ticket for the original National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s epic. I stood for the whole seven and a half hour cycle, and, although I wore a younger man’s clothes then, I had to sit down afterwards not just because of the physical demands, but because of the emotional intensity. I had never seen a play like it, and it had a profound influence on me, it also became a cornerstone of my PhD. Marianne Elliot’s majestic production did what you hope every revival will do, it took every line, every scene, every act and every character anew and reinforced the play as a classic. It also had … Read more