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Kids Week and Everybody’s talking about Jamie, and so they should be!

Everybody needs to see this show!  Everybody’s talking about Jamie and for a good reason; this show has everything, laughter, emotion, dance, singing, families and friendships.

 

 

I watched the show, thanks to Kids Week (where kids can go free to certain theatre shows in London throughout August) with my daughter Izzy (aged 12), my friend Alison and her daughter Connie (aged 14). Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie is the new hit musical for today.

 

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. With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.

 

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

 

The show was incredibly well acted with amazing performances from John McCrea (Jamie) and his (Mother) Rebecca McKinnis.  The show deals well with the prejudice that Jamie faces not only from his school peers but by his father.  You cannot fail to be moved during the song He’s My Boy sung by Rebecca McKinnis and the wonderful voice of Lucie Shorthouse who plays Jamie’s best friend Pritti Pasha.  You must bring your tissues.

 

The musical appeals to everybody but if you are bringing children I would recommend age at least 12 plus, not because of the content, but because of some of the language used.

 

I have watched many musicals over the years but have never experienced a crowd reaction like this before, with the whole audience giving a standing ovation.  Everybody will be talking about Jamie for a long time to come!

 

Tickets to see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie are available throughout Kids Week.  Kids Week, which is run by Society of London Theatre, lasts for the whole month of August and is all about introducing young people to the magical world of theatre. With the promotion, a child aged 16 or under can go free to any participating show when accompanied by an adult paying full price, and you can buy up to two extra children’s tickets at half price. What’s more, there are no booking or postage fees to pay. For more information and to book tickets visit www.officiallondontheatre.com/kids-week/

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