Did you hear? Everybody's Talking About Jamie going to the movies – with live screenings from the West End

16 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

The award-winning much-loved British musical will be broadcast live by satellite from London’s Apollo Theatre to cinemas across the UK, Ireland & Europe on 5 July 2018.

More2Screen has been appointed by producer Nica Burns and Nimax Theatres to broadcast Everybody’s Talking About Jamie live, followed by a worldwide recorded roll-out in the autumn.

Inspired by a true story, winner of three UK Theatre Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for five Olivier Awards, this feel-good, musical has been thrilling audiences since it opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017, before transferring to Shaftesbury Avenue’s Apollo Theatre.

With an extraordinary mother and son relationship at its centre, the musical celebrates acceptance and belonging, and how good life is when everybody is the best they can be.

Christine Costello, CEO of More2Screen, comments: “We are very proud to be appointed by Nica Burns and Nimax Theatres to bring this fabulously successful West End production to musical theatre fans around the UK and Ireland, and then to a global audience. Although there have been an ever-increasing number of successful theatre events at the cinema, the live broadcast of a commercial West End musical production remains a rare occurrence. The enthusiastic response from our cinema partners, and rush to programme the live broadcast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, demonstrates what a hot ticket this is for cinema audiences.”

John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a 24-strong company and an eight-piece band. With songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, the musical is directed by Jonathan Butterell who was inspired to create the show after watching the Firecracker documentary film about the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother Margaret.