Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre)
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre)
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

87%
(80 Ratings)
Positive
99%
Mixed
1%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

Inspired by a true story, 16-year old Jamie New has big dreams of becoming a drag queen.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (80)

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94 Reviews | 6 Followers
97
Hilarious, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like fun shows

Don't see it if No reason

95 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Resonant, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want an uplifting, beautiful story with amazing music.

Don't see it if I was going to say if you’re homophobic but I feel you would benefit from seeing it, so I have no reason!!

Nic
601 Reviews | 104 Followers
90
Resonant, Relevant, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you understand that it was excruciating for me to choose only five superlative tags to describe this wonderful, life-affirming show.

Don't see it if you hate joy.

1023 Reviews | 952 Followers
84
Vibrant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Great modern story about queerness and empowerment.

Don't see it if you don't like LGBTQ+ themes no matter how well done they are.

75 Reviews | 10 Followers
83
Thought-provoking, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like big dance numbers

Don't see it if If you don’t like drag

59 Reviews | 2 Followers
82
Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy great music and shows that deal with important topics in a lighthearted and enjoyable manner to get the message across.

Don't see it if You don't like relevant or topical shows.

972 Reviews | 1051 Followers
80
Fun, Great music, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy shows with LGBTQ+ characters. The music is very catchy. It's a fun show with a good message.

Don't see it if You dislike pop-like scores.

53 Reviews | 1 Follower
78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like great songs and an absorbing story

Don't see it if Don’t like drag queens

Critic Reviews (10)

The Arts Desk
November 23rd, 2017

Real talk: this inclusive and utterly joyful new musical has the biggest heart and the best pair of legs in the West End.
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London Theatre
November 22nd, 2017

All credit to director Jonathan Butterell, whose idea it was to turn this story into a musical in the first place, for steering it so expertly to the stage with such a solid grasp of form and structure...
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The Stage (UK)
February 12th, 2019

It’s great to see this fabulous, uplifting, be-yourself show still smashing it in the West End.
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Time Out London
May 8th, 2021

[Everybody’s Talking About Jamie] is 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.
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The Independent (UK)
November 23rd, 2017

Dan Gillespie Sells, frontman of the The Feeling, has written an immensely attractive score – bobbing along with a melodic pop bounce and catchy rhythmic insistence and rising to the emotional occasion with some eloquently poignant power ballads.
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The London Evening Standard
November 23rd, 2017

The book and lyrics are the work of TV writer Tom MacRae, and what they lack in blazingly original storytelling they more than make up for with warmth and wit. The result is a true crowd-pleaser — big-hearted and joyous.
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The Times (UK)
November 23rd, 2017

The pace during the first half did feel a bit jerky at times, but the second never faltered. It’s the real deal, this one. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now.
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The Guardian (UK)
November 26th, 2017

Disruptive and supportive. A true expression of this instant hit. What a cleverly self-fulfilling prophecy that title is. No wonder everybody’s talking about it.
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