Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to return to Sheffield Theatres
Award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is to embark on a UK tour in 2020, opening at the Lyceum Theatre in February before hitting the road.
The acclaimed musical, which is currently running in the West End at the Apollo Theatre, will return to its home three years after debuting at the Crucible and two years on from being nominated for a host of Laurence Olivier Awards. The coming-of-age show was written by Tom MacRae, with music from Dan Gillespie-Sells.
The announcement was made alongside a full programme of shows at Sheffield Theatres, including Life of Pi (Crucible 28 June – 20 July), The Last King of Scotland (Crucible 27 September – 19 October), Guys and Dolls (Crucible 7 December – 18 January). Artistic director at Sheffield Theatres said: “This year at Sheffield Theatres shows the scale of our ambition and the strength of our commitment to home-grown, far-reaching new work. Standing at the Sky’s Edge is followed by Lolita Chakribati’s adaptation of Life of Pi, and by a new season that brings together some of the country’s most exciting theatre artists to tell stories from all over the world. I’m thrilled that Sheffield-born Matt Haig’s inspirational story – Reasons to Stay Alive, will be told with searing physicality in a premiere by Jonathan Watkins and April de Angelis, and it’s fantastic to be working with ETT to take this ground-breaking piece to audiences around the country.
And finally, next February, Sheffield Theatres’ smash hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie returns to where it belongs. The Lyceum will be home to the five-star favourite for 3 weeks before it begins its UK tour. pic.twitter.com/otvyqNiTsw
— Crucible Theatre (@crucibletheatre) March 22, 2019
“Gbolahan Obisesan and Steve Waters have both made memorable theatre out of modern history, and their take on the Idi Amin story in The Last King of Scotland promises to deliver a powerful dramatic punch. And Charlotte Keatley’s re-imagining of her contemporary classic My Mother Said I Never Should to focus on the experience of a family of deaf women is perfect material for the pioneering work of Jeni Draper and fingersmiths. Rounding off the season, I am looking forward to bringing the timeless joy of Guys and Dolls to the stage, and the return of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to its Sheffield birth place, completing a season that gives Sheffield audiences a world of theatre on our three iconic stages.”
The full list of shows announced at Sheffield Theatres can be found here. Shows will go on sale to members Sat 30 March, and are on general sale on Sat 13 April.