Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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. 


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Considerations

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

    This title is currently unavailable for licensing in the United States and Canada. Please contact your representative to note interest for future seasons.

Production

Details

  • 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

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock

Song Samples

And You Don't Even Know It
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The Wall In My Head
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Spotlight
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The Legend Of Loco Chanelle (And The Blood Red Dress)
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If I Met Myself Again
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Work of Art
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Over The Top
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
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Limited Edition Prom Night Special
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It Means Beautiful
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Ugly In This Ugly World
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He's My Boy
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My Man, Your Boy
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Prom Song
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Finale
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Out Of The Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)
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Casting

10m, 8f

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
JAMIE’S DAD
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.

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Drag performance
  • Features Teens
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Dan Gillespie  Sells

Dan Gillespie Sells

Tom MacRae

Tom MacRae

Jonathan Butterell

Jonathan Butterell

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