Everybody's Talking About Jamie
by Dan Gillespie Sells, Tom MacRae, Jonathan Butterell
Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 10m, 8f
The hit new West End musical about learning who you are, and loving it
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.
Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
Please note: the acting edition currently sold is intended for perusal only and may not be used in performance.
‘It’s the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now’ - The Times
'A joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself' - Time Out
'A fizzing, feeling, instant hit' - The Observer
'Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance' - The Financial Times
KeywordsParenting/Family, Education, Theatre/Entertainment Industry, Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Interest, Adolescence/Childhood
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- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Everybody's Talking About Jamie is set around Parson Cross, a working class area of Sheffield in 2017.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
MISS HEDGE – a teacher
BECCA – a school pupil
VICKI – a school pupil
CY – a school pupil
BEX – a school pupil
SAYID – a school pupil
FATIMAH – a school pupil
PRITTI – a school pupil
DEAN PAXTON – a school pupil
LEVI – a school pupil
MICKEY – a school pupil
JAIMIE NEW – a school pupil, our hero
MARGARET NEW – Jamie’s mother
RAY – Margaret’s best friend
HUGO/LOCO CHANELLE – a faded former drag queen and his retired alter ego
LAIKA VIRGIN – a drag queen
TRAY SOPHISTICAY – a drag queen
SANDRA BOLLOCK – a drag queen
YOUNG LOCO – Hugo’s younger self
THE OTHER WOMAN – a woman from Hugo’s past
JOHN – a man from Hugo’s past
LAD 1 – a local lad
LAD 2 – a local lad
LAD 3 – a local lad
In the original production, Tray Sophisticay doubled for Young Loco, Sandra Bollock doubled as John, and Laika Virgin doubled for The Other Woman.
To reduce cast numbers, one of the drag queens can also double for Jamie’s Dad if necessary.
Lads 1, 2 and 3 should be played by three boys from among the school kids.
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Drag performance
- Features Teens
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)