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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
7.30pm Tuesday 10 September
Encore screening of MUSICAL recorded live at the Apollo Theatre, London
Another chance to enjoy the award-winning five-star hit musical for our times about a teenager who doesn’t fit in and overcomes prejudice to be himself, screened as part of our Rainbow Film Festival.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. He doesn’t quite fit in and is terrified about the future. 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.
John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will ‘sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’ (Financial Times). With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike.
Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.
At the show’s heart is a star-making turn by John McCrea as Jamie, the queen-in-waiting. Charismatically sharp and sassy during the showstoppers, pulse-racingly choreographed by Kate Prince, he deftly reveals the ache of vulnerability behind his character’s catwalk strut. Sells and MacRae craft a world that bubbles with hope but doesn’t ignore its hardships … But ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ is too fabulous to be a pity party. It’s a joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself. ‘Life-affirming’ is generally an over-used term, but not here. This production owns the stage. Tom Wicker, Time Out
Tickets: Full £15 Adult concessions £14 19-30 £11.50 18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.50pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.