INSPIRED by the true story of Jamie Campbell and his supportive mum Margaret, ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ is the new award-winning, five-star hit musical for today.
It will be screened at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis tonight (Friday, August 17). A coming-of-age story with a twist, the musical celebrates acceptance and diversity, and how good life is when everyone is the best they can be.
Jamie New is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. He doesn’t quite fit in and is terrified about the future, but he 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.
So, he approached a documentary filmmaker and asked if they would help him tell his story. The resulting documentary was seen by a theatre director and it inspired him to create a musical, backed by a producing regional theatre.
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.
The play was winner of three WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical, and was nominated for five Olivier Awards.
This fizzling musical is a blast of fresh air’ ~ The Times
‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ will be screen at the Marine Theatre on Friday, August 17, with doors opening at 6pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets cost £11 in a advance or £12.50 on the door, with a 10% discount for Theatre Friends. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com