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Initial casting announced for award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie announces initial casting for its second UK & Ireland tour

Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has announced the initial casting for its second UK & Ireland tour, which visits New Theatre Oxford from Tuesday, 12 to Saturday, 30 December 2023.

The cast includes Ivano Turco (Get Up, Stand Up!, Cinderella) as Jamie New, Rebecca McKinnis (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End, Dear Evan Hansen, We Will Rock You, Les Misérables) as Margaret New,  Shobna Gulati (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End and Film, Coronation StreetBrassic) as Ray, and Talia Palamathanan (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour and film) as Pritti. Further star casting is to be announced.

The cast includes Ivano Turco (pictured) as Jamie New
The cast includes Ivano Turco (pictured) as Jamie New

Nica Burns, Producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ivano Turco in the title role. He joins two superlative fan favourites from the West End cast, Rebecca McKinnis as mum Margaret and Shobna Gulati, also reprising her role in the film as Ray. Talia Palamathanan, who was such a hit in the ensemble, steps up to the lead role of Pritti.

We thank all our audiences for the incredible reception they have given us and look forward to sharing our joyful musical once again on tour around the UK”.

The show opens at The Lowry on 07 September 2023 before visiting Sunderland, Nottingham, Bromley, Birmingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Blackpool, Llandudno, Oxford, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Woking, Sheffield, Liverpool and Glasgow, with further tour dates to be announced. 

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. 

This ‘Funny, outrageous, touching’ (Daily Telegraph) musical sensation is to be experienced by all the family and not to be missed!

Set to an original score of catchy pop tunes that will ‘blow the roof off the theatre’ (Mail on Sunday) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who). Choreographed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince (Into The Woods, Some Like It Hip Hop, SYLVIA, Message In A Bottle). This ‘sparking coming-of-age musical’ (The Times) will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come.

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

Music by Dan Gillespie Sells 

Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae

From an idea by Jonathan Butterell 

Directed by Matt Ryan from original direction by Jonathan Butterell

Design by Anna Fleischle

Choreography by Kate Prince

Lighting design by Lucy Carter

Sound design by Paul Groothuis

Video Design Luke Halls

Casting by Will Burton 

Musical Supervisor Theo Jamieson

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and transferred to the Apollo Theatre in the West End later that same year and ran until September 2021. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has won 8 major theatre awards, including the UK Theatre and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical and the Attitude Culture Award 2017, and was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards

Most recently, the show won Best Original Cast Recording at the 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie commenced its first UK Tour in February 2020, starting at the Sheffield Crucible, where the show had originally played 3 years previously. However, the tour was cut short due to COVID-19. The UK Tour re-commenced in September 2021, playing until May 2022. A second UK Tour commences in 2023 at the Lowry, Salford Quays.

The Sheffield Theatres Production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is produced on tour by Nica Burns, Ian Osborne, Teresa and Craig Beech.


Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour details.

The Lowry, Salford Quays
Thursday 07 to Sunday 17 September 2023


Sunderland Empire
Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 September 2023


Nottingham Theatre Royal
Monday 25 to Saturday 30 September 2023


Bromley Churchill Theatre
Monday 02 to Saturday 07 October 2023


Birmingham Hippodrome
Monday 09 to Saturday 14 October 2023


Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 
Monday 23 to Saturday 28 October 2023


Brighton Theatre Royal
Tuesday 31 October to Saturday 11 November 2023


Leeds Grand Theatre
Tuesday 14 to Sunday 19 November 2023


Blackpool Winter Gardens
Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 November 2023


Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Tuesday 28 November to Saturday 02 December 2023


New Theatre, Oxford
Tuesday 12 to Saturday 30 December 2023


Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 January 2024


Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 January 2024


New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Monday 29 January to Saturday 03 February 2024


Peacock Theatre, London
Monday 05 February to Saturday 16 March 2024


Bristol Hippodrome
Monday 25 to Saturday 30 March 2024


Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Tuesday 09 to Saturday 20 April 2024


Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Monday 22 to Saturday 27 April 2024


King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Monday 13 to Saturday 18 May 2024


Milton Keynes Theatre
Monday 10 to Saturday 15 June 2024

Further venues will be announced.



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