Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Sheffield’s own hit musical to return on tour in 2024

A musical that debuted here in Sheffield will return for the fourth time to the Steel City in April 2024 as part of a UK wide tour. 

Sheffield Theatres have announced the return of the popular hit musical ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. 

The show will run at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 9th April until Saturday 20th April 2024.

The musical had its first ever showing at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 2017, before then featuring on London’s West End.  

Musical theatre superfan Chloe Louise Hall, 20 from Barnsley, said: “I’m glad the show is coming back to Sheffield. The light hearted comedy is so enjoyable, but it also tackles dark themes such as homophobia. It’s amazing how it executes both sides of the spectrum. ” 

The musical is inspired by a BBC documentary, Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, which followed the true-life story of County Durham drag-obsessed school boy, Jamie Campbell, and his quest to wear a dress to his school prom night. 

The musical has also been created into a feature film in 2021 which is available to watch now on Amazon Prime. Sheffield was the host of the premiere and parts of the Steel City even feature in the film.

Miss Hall also said: “Expect an evening of glamour, education and joy. Plus to be up dancing by the end!” 

It will be the fourth time the musical will appear on the Crucible stage having also starred back in 2017, 2020 and most recently 2022. 

Previous cast members to visit Sheffield with the musical have included celebrity stars such as George Sampson, Shane Ritchie and Layton Williams. 

Casting for the 2024 tour is yet to be announced. 

It is one of a number of shows announced by Sheffield Theatres for their 2023/24 season which also includes Showstopper! The Musical, The Bodyguard, Noises Off and Annie.

Robert Hatie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres said: “We look forward to a new season of shows that showcase what our theatres do best: offer audiences thrilling experiences with new and reimagined work on all our stages.” 

Tickets for the show will go on general sale from the 25th March and can be bought using this link: What’s on | Sheffield TheatresWhat’s on | Sheffield Theatres

As part of the musical UK Tour, the show will also visit Salford, Sunderland, Nottingham, Bromley, Birmingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Blackpool, Llandudno, Oxford, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Woking, Liverpool and Glasgow with more venues set to be announced soon. 

Written by Sebastian Jones

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