Live Cinema Screening Of Hit Musical EVERYBODY’S TALKIN ABOUT JAMIE Reaches #No1 At The UK Cinema Box Office On 5 July
• On 5 July Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was screened live by satellite into over 500 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and selected European territories by More2Screen.
• It was the first live broadcast of a musical from a West End stage since Billy Elliot in 2015.
• Due to high demand there will be over 100 encore screenings of the show in cinemas across the UK next week.
• Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue until April 2019.
On 5 July, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good new musical sensation, was screened live by satellite into over 500 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and was confirmed by ComScore to have reached #No1 at the UK cinema box office that evening.
Due to popular demand encore screenings of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be taking place in over 100 cinemas across the UK in the next weeks. Visit Jamie in Cinemas for participating cinemas and times.
Nica Burns, producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, said “We woke up this morning after a triumphant night to the most extraordinary response right across the country. Its been so exciting sharing the story with everyone, this has been a highlight for the cast and company of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo theatre. For those of you that have not seen it live come and join us.”
Christine Costello, CEO of More2Screen said "From the moment we announced this release we’ve had a fantastic reaction from our cinema partners and their audiences. This shows what an appetite there is beyond the West End for award- winning and life-affirming musicals like the wonderful Everybody’s talking about Jamie’ A huge thank you to everyone involved for their commitment to bringing this superb production to the big screen.’’
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 fabulous, funny, feel good brand new musical sensation hits London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
Credits for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie West End Show:
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae
From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Design by Anna Fleischle
Choreography by Kate Prince
Lighting design by Lucy Carter
Sound design by Paul Groothuis
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Casting by Will Burton
The Sheffield Theatres Production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Ian Osborne, Paula Marie Black, Teresa and Craig Beech.
Director Jonathan Butterell saw the Firecracker documentary film ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’ the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother, Margaret. This inspired him to create this musical which is a dramatised portrayal of a period in Jamie’s life but is not a faithful account. Certain events and characters have been fictionalised.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, currently booking until 6 April 2019. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, received the UK Theatre and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical and won the Attitude Culture Award 2017. Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer at The Stage Debut Awards, John McCrea won the WhatsOnStage award for Best Actor in a Musical, the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Musical and was named joint Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Awards and Lucie Shorthouse won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be screened live from the Apollo Theatre into cinemas across the UK, Ireland and select European territories on Thursday 5 July 2018. The official West End cast album was released digitally worldwide and on CD in the UK on Friday 27 April 2018.
More2Screen is a leading distributor of Event Cinema with an unparalleled reputation among its blue-chip partners for professionalism, responsiveness and the delivery of great cinema events to audiences around the world for a maximum commercial return. Founded in 2006 by CEO Christine Costello, it has been a global pioneer in the harnessing of digital technology to bring the very best in live music, performance arts and cultural entertainment to local cinema audiences. In collaboration with its stellar list of long-standing content partners, More2Screen has acted as consultants, producers and worldwide distributors in bringing more than 150 individual ‘special event’ productions to its network of more than 7,000 cinemas in 65-plus international territories. Its extensive catalogue of world-class productions from across the cultural spectrum is second to none and includes many sector ‘firsts’. The More2Screen team is proud to have been named Global Box Office Award winners in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 (Event Cinema Association), a Screen International Awards finalist in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and winners of the inaugural Best European Distributor award in 2015.
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LIVE CINEMA LISTINGS
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Running time 165 minutes (approx) | BBFC Cert TBC
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7ES
NO BOOKING FEES FOR BOOKINGS THROUGH THE THEATRE AND OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Performances Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Matinees – Wednesday and Saturday at 2.3pm
Ticket prices - £10 to £65.
Currently booking until 6 April 2019.