An ode to tolerance

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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What's Everybody’s Talking About Jamie about?

The musical Everybody’s talking about Jamie is based in the 2011 BBC 3 documentary, Jamie Drag Queen at 16. It's a story about a teenage boy who dreams of becoming a drag queen.

At school, the aptitude tests are clear: Jamie would be an excellent forklift truck operator. But the young man has another dream: going to high school as a drag queen. One day, when he can't stand it any longer, he decides to take the plunge and test his character in a club. To achieve his goals, he'll have to count on his mother’s love and support from his classmates. Will the young man be accepted as he is?

Why should you see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie?

Met by favourable reviews from London critics, this very recent show - it was first performed in Sheffield on 13 February 2017 - was described as the new Dear Evan Hansen, the hit 2016 musical in New York which won no less than 6 Tony Awards. Both shows speak to the difficulty young people face in finding their place in society and their worries as they face life's obstacles.

Like Kinky Boots, Everybody’s talking about Jamie also tackles the universal theme of being difference. The other characters are also self-controlled: his mum still lives in the memories of her relationship with her son's dad. Jamie's best friend struggles to reconcile her femininity with her faith.

A real ode to tolerance, this show is resolutely optimistic, with a thread of humour running throughout and the high energy pop-rock songs being a real strength. The songs for the female roles are particularly outstanding, especially the two excellent solos from Jamie's mum which have a rare emotional power.

Everybody’s talking about Jamie was nominated in 5 categories at the 2018 Oliver Awards.

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I'm found the story very moving (homophobia, a parent leaving, tolerance etc.) I'm a real fan of this show which brings together emotion, fantasy, and a streak of originality! The set is beautiful and the main actor is astonishing. This super musical is an ode to love and tolerance! A must see.
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Fitzroy, the 27/02/2024

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A great lesson in tolerance from a musical. A young talented cast and brilliant actors. The mum's performance of He's My Boy is very touching. All the students had their own role. A very beautiful production. An original set. Thanks to the friendly cast.
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Eric, the 23/02/2024

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A fun and lively show which will get you going for the week! The music rides the wave of current trends, the set is modern and very modular, the characters are endearing and what a story! The story is told in both a scintillating and touching and you come away having learnt something and full of hope. Special big ups for the mother and Pritty who support the main character brilliantly and with lots of emotion!
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Jennifer, the 21/02/2024

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I didn't know the story at all before I went, I had been drawn in by the poster. I had seen videos of the real Jamie so I went to the show out of curiosity. The show is really super with an electric energy, a dynamic cast and a great young cast. The music is really catchy and you're nearly dancing in your chair, like the actors on their classroom desk. The staging and scenery are very clever and well used. You'll have a great time at this show!
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Violet, the 18/02/2024

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An interesting and upbeat show. A colourful, modern show which deals with current topics. Top pop songs and choreography. Simple but effective staging. The actor who plays X is excellent!! A very accessible show with lots of humour, go and see it!!!
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Chad, the 15/02/2024

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Frequently asked questions

Tickets for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie start at £30 per seat, depending on the performance date and seats chosen.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is playing at Peacock Theatre. The address is: Portugal Street, Kingsway, WC2A 2HT London.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is around 2:40 long, including the intermission.

Based on the information we have at the moment, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will run until 23/03/2024. There's always a possibility that the production will extend their run.

Lots of musicals are family shows designed to appeal to children! However, please be aware that the theatre have set a minimum age of 5 to see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

To get cheap tickets for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in London, you can visit the TKTS London last-minute box office for on the day tickets. However, as Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is one of the most popular shows, it's very likely that TKTS may not have any seats available for this show.

If you want to see a specific show or if you have limited flexiblity in terms of dates, or want to secure a good seat, we recommend booking your tickets online ahead of time. By booking in advance, you'll end up with much better seats and see your favourite shows on a date that suits you.

Depending on the theatre, you'll be offered several ways to get your tickets during payment:

  • Collect my tickets at the theatre. Please come to the box office counters at the theatre 30 minutes before the performance begins with the booking confirmation email. You'll be asked to show ID or the bank card of the person who booked the tickets.
  • Send me my tickets by email. Go directly to the entrance 20 minutes before the start of the performance with your PDF tickets (printed or displayed on mobile).

Every theatre has been renovated recently with evey seat giving you a good view of the stage. However, the further you are from the stage, the further you are from the magic. The seats marked by a half-coloured circle indicate less good visibility (these seats are often at the back and so you can't see the whole set). We recommend avoiding them when selecting your seats.

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Ticket prices are set by theatres and productions. Even though the majority of musicals are suitable for children, there is no preferential child ticket.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless in the event of force majeure (the performance is cancelled or interrupted). If this is the case, the theatre or event organiser will contact you to begin the refund process.

An advertised actor can be replaced by another actor without any prior warning. Unfortunately, this is not a valid reason for requesting a refund.

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