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EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Wins UK Theatre Awards

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EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Wins UK Theatre Awards

With the first performance on Monday 6th November of Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, the company are delighted and honoured to have received the UK Theatre Awards for:

Best Musical Production (shortlist included Caroline, or Change a Chichester Festival Theatre production and Sweet Charity a Royal Exchange Theatre production)

Best Performance in a Musical for John McCrea (shortlist included Kaisa Hammarlund forSweet Charity at the Royal Exchange Theatre; Louis Maskell for The Grinning Man at Bristol Old Vic; Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, or Change at Chichester Festival Theatre)

The Awards were presented at London's historic Guildhall on Sunday 15 October 2017.

On Thursday 12 October, Everybody's Talking About Jamie won the Attitude Magazine Culture Award, following last year's winner director John Tiffany for Harry Potter and Cursed Child and The Glass Menagerie.

On Sunday September 10 September at the Stage Debut Awards, Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer for his catchy score.

Producer Nica Burns said:

"It is fantastic that this new, exciting British Theatre musical team of Dan Gillespie Sells, Tom MacRaeand Jonathan Butterell - are being recognised, as is leading performer, John McCrea. John is an incredible discovery hailed by musical theatre star Michael Ball as "exceptional ". This musical is a heartwarming story of a real life mother and son who together were able to realise their dreams. This is truly a musical for today and for everyone."

Produced for Sheffield Theatres earlier this year, this fabulous, funny, feelgood brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae, directed by Jonathan Butterell.

John McCrea will reprise his role of Jamie, alongside the majority of the Sheffield Crucible cast including: Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and DaniEl Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillan, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse, Kirstie Skivington.

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.

Music by Dan Gillespie Sells

Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae

From an idea by Jonathan Butterell

Directed by Jonathan Butterell

Design by Anna Fleischle

Choreography by Kate Prince

Lighting design by Lucy Carter

Sound design by Paul Groothuis

Musical direction by Theo Jamieson

Casting by Will Burton

www.EverybodysTalkingAboutJamie.co.uk


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