Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Teen Edition

WOW Cast for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in Weymouth, Dorset Pictures by Len Copland

WOW Youth Musical Theatre are excited to be performing the Teen Edition of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie this Easter at the Weymouth Pavilion theatre. Performances will be at 7pm nightly from Wednesday 5th April through to Saturday 8th April and there will be a 2pm matinee on Saturday 8th. To purchase tickets visit the Weymouth Pavilion Box Office.

The show is based upon the true-life story of a schoolboy from Sheffield.

Jamie New, who lives with his single Mum Margaret, is a 16-year-old who doesn’t quite fit in. Instead of pursuing a traditional career, he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure — he’s going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mother and amazing friends, Jamie overcomes discrimination and bullying to step out of the darkness — and into the spotlight.

Come along to Weymouth Pavilion for a 2 hour rollercoaster ride of emotions. One moment you will be singing and dancing along to the upbeat full company dance numbers. Next you will be reaching for your tissues as Jamie and his Mum deal with the emotions of not ‘fitting in’. The Drag Queens, Coco Chanelle, Sandra Bollocks, Tray Sophisticay and Laika Virgin will entertain you as they take Jamie under their wings and the school peers will enrage you as they gossip, bully and talk about Jamie. Jamies school teacher will disappoint you but you’ll praise Jamie’s and Margaret’s friends (Pritti and Ray) who are some of Jamie’s biggest cheerleaders as they encourage him on his journey of self-discovery.

Our version of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has been professionally directed and choreographed by the award-winning Martine Burt and our musical director is Nikki Budd.

Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie premiered at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, on 13 February 2017, directed by Jonathan Butterell. In November 2017, the musical transferred to the West End at the Apollo Theatre, with most of the Crucible Theatre cast returning. 20th Century Studios released its film adaptation of the musical, directed by Jonathan Butterell, on 17 September, 2021.

Reviews include:

“A joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself” – Time Out

“It’s the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now” – The Times