The hit Jack Black movie gets the stage musical treatment.
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Directed by Jonathan Butterell, and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, the musical stars John McCrea in the title role of Jamie.
McCrea debuted the role at the Sheffield Crucible, returning to the stage at London’s Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November 2017.
He’ll be joined by Josie Walker, who reprises her role as his mum, Margaret.
They’ll be joined by Daniel Davids (Levi), Mina Anwar (Rayia ‘Ray’ Begum), Luke Baker (Dean Paxton), Courtney Bowman (Fatimah), Tamsin Carroll (Miss Hedge), James Gillan (Tray Sophisticay), Harriet Payne (Bex), Shiv Rabheru (Cy), Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti Pasha) and Kirstie Skivington (Vicki), all of which were in the original cast in Sheffield.
The new cast members are Alex Anstey (Laika Virgin), Luke Bayer, Marvyn Charles, Ken Christiansen (Jamie’s Dad), Jordan Cunningham (Sayid), Ryan Hughes (Mickey), Daniel Jacob (Sandra Bollock), Cherelle Jay, Rebecca McKinnis, Phil Nichol (Hugo), Chloe Pole and Lauran Rae (Becca).
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.
The story focusses on Jamie as he overcomes prejudices, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight. The musical brings new songs by lead singer of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells to the stage, written by Tom MacRae.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opens at London’s Apollo Theatre on Monday 6 November 2017. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.