EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE being made in to a film!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good new musical sensation, is to be made into a major film completing the fairy-tale journey from a 16-year-old approaching a documentary maker to hit West End Show and now the big screen.

Once upon a time there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell. So, he wrote a film script, sent it to documentary film makers and asked if they would help him tell it. The resulting documentary was seen by theatre director Jonathan Butterell and it inspired him to create a musical. Sheffield Theatres backed him. He then bumped into a famous musical theatre star who introduced him to a well-known pop composer who was working with a lyricist and book writer. The theatre put on the production. A major producer saw it and offered them a West End theatre.

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie 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.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is being screened live to over 510 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 5 July 2018 and the West End show has now extended its booking period at the Apollo Theatre in the West End until 6 April 2019.

Jamie Campbell, the boy who inspired the story: “All I originally wanted was to go to my school prom in a dress. Then Firecracker made the documentary. My story then inspired a West End musical. Now it’s a film! It’s incredible. Even I couldn’t have dreamed it.”

Filming is expected to commence in Spring 2019.

REVIEW: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (Sheffield Crucible Theatre) ★★★★★


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