Hit West End musical to be screened in Lyme Regis

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

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