Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition


Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

Full-Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  8w, 17m

Book & Lyrics by Tom MacRae
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
From an idea by Jonathan Butterell

A new Teen Edition of the hit West End musical about learning who you are – and loving it!

Image: 2021 Notre Dame High School at Theatre Deli Sheffield Production (Tristram Kenton)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    8w, 17m
  • Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Biography
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
  • Winner! WhatsOnStage Awards - Best West End Show, 2019
    Winner! WhatsOnStage Awards - Best New Musical, 2018
    Nominee: Five 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical



Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition is a full-length adaptation of the hit musical, modified for performance by teen actors. Specifically, vocal ranges and some elements have been adjusted for younger performers.

1. All performers must be aged 19 and under.

2. Licensee must not advertise the production to the general public. Advertising is limited to school premises/immediate school community, or, for youth groups, to premises on which performances will be held/immediate youth group community. Physical advertising may not include distributing any print publicity materials in connection with the performance.

3. All productions must be non-replica (do not replicate costumes, scenery, choreography or staging from the original production).

Jamie New is 16 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.

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

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie premiered at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, on 13 February 2017, directed by Jonathan Butterell. In November 2017, the musical transferred to the West End at the Apollo Theatre, with most of the Crucible Theatre cast returning. 20th Century Studios released its film adaptation of the musical, directed by Jonathan Butterell, on 17 September, 2021.
Performing Groups
MISS HEDGE – a teacher, thirties/forties (Range: D3-D5)
BECCA – a school pupil, black (Range: B3-D5)
VICKI – a school pupil, white (Range: B3-D#5)
CY – a school pupil, Asian (Range: D3-G#4 (opt. A4))
BEX – a school pupil, white (Range: B3-D5)
SAYID – a school pupil, Muslim (Range: D3-A4)
FATIMAH – a school pupil, Iranian (Range: B3-A5)
PRITTI – a school pupil, Muslim (Range: F#3-E5)
DEAN PAXTON – a school pupil (Range: D3-F#4)
LEVI – a school pupil, black (Range: D3-G#4 (opt. A4))
MICKEY – a school pupil, white (Range: D3-F#4)
JAMIE NEW – a school pupil, our hero (Range: D3-B4)
MARGARET NEW – Jamie’s mother (Range: D3-F5)
RAY – Margaret’s best friend (Range: C4-Db5)
HUGO / LOCO CHANELLE – a faded former drag queen and his retired alter ego (Range: B2-F4)
LAIKA VIRGIN – a drag queen (Range: G2-A4)
TRAY SOPHISTICAY – a drag queen (Range: G2-A4)
SANDRA BOLLOCK – a drag queen (Range: E2-A4)
YOUNG LOCO – Hugo’s younger self during "The Legend of Loco Chanelle"
THE OTHER WOMAN – a woman from Hugo’s past during "The Legend of Loco Chanelle"
JOHN – a man from Hugo’s past during  "The Legend of Loco Chanelle"
LAD 1 – a local lad
LAD 2 – a local lad
LAD 3 – a local lad

There is an ENSEMBLE that can be expanded to any size according to the needs of your production.
To reduce cast size, TRAY SOPHISTICAY can double as YOUNG LOCO CHANELLESANDRA BOLLOCK as JOHN, and LAIKA VIRGIN as THE OTHER WOMAN. One of the drag queens can also double for JAMIE'S DADLADS 1, 2 & 3 can be played by three boys from among the school kids.
Licensees should use reasonable best efforts to cast the characters as written in the character descriptions, especially regarding race, gender, ethnicity, and religious identity. Please reach out to your licensing representative if you have any questions.
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Parson Cross, a working class area of Sheffield. 2017.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features Drag Performance
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions


“A joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself.” – Time Out

“It’s the real deal. Everyone really should be talking, singing, shouting about Jamie now.” – The Times

“A fizzing, feeling, instant hit.” – The Observer

“Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance.” – The Financial Times

“A dynamic, deliciously entertaining night out, a glorious tribute to what makes us human and a heart-warming appeal for acceptance. Let’s all keep talking about Jamie for as long as possible.” – WhatsOnStage


Everybody's Talking About Jamie's Creators on the Teen Edition
November 1, 2022


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    Everybody's Talking About Jamie – West End Trailer

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    Everybody's Talking About Jamie – Updated West End Trailer


  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

    Image: 2021 Notre Dame High School at Theatre Deli Sheffield Production (Tristram Kenton)

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

    Image: 2021 Notre Dame High School at Theatre Deli Sheffield Production (Tristram Kenton)

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

    Image: 2021 Notre Dame High School at Theatre Deli Sheffield Production (Tristram Kenton)

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

    Image: 2021 Notre Dame High School at Theatre Deli Sheffield Production (Tristram Kenton)

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition

    Image: 2021 Notre Dame High School at Theatre Deli Sheffield Production (Tristram Kenton)

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Music Samples

1. “And You Don’t Even Know It” – Jamie, Miss Hedge and Kids

1a. “And You Don’t Even Know It (Tag)” – Jamie
2. “The Wall in My Head” – Jamie, Ensemble
2a. Scene Change – Band
3. “Spotlight” – Pritti, Ensemble
3a. “Spotlight Reprise (Star of the Show)” – Jamie, Pritti, Ensemble
4. “The Legend of Loco Chanelle” – Hugo, Drag Queens, Ensemble
4a. “The Legend of Loco Chanelle (Reprise)” – Hugo
5. “If I Met Myself Again” – Margaret
5a. Scene Change – Band
6. “Work of Art” – Miss Hedge, Dean, Jamie, Ensemble
6a. Work of Art Playoff – Band
6b. Scene Change – Band
7. “Over the Top” – Loco Chanelle, Drag Queens, Ensemble
8. “Out of the Darkness” – Off-Stage Ensemble

Act II

9. “Everybody's Talking About Jamie” – Copany
9a. Scene Change – Band
10. “Limited Edition” – Jamie, Ray, Margaret,  Ensemble
10a. Scene Change – Band
10b. Scene Change – Band
11. “It Means Beautiful” – Pritti
11a. “It Means Beautiful” (Reprise) – Pritti
12. “Ugly in This Ugly World” – Jamie, Male Ensemble
13. “He's My Boy” – Margaret
14. “And You Don't Even Know It” (Bus Station Reprise) – Jamie, Lad 1, Lad 2, Lad 3
14a. Over the Top (Underscore) – Band
14b. Scene Change – Band
15. “My Man, Your Boy” – Jamie,  Margaret
16. “The Prom Song” – Company
17. “Finale” – Company
18. Encore: “Out of the Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)” – Company
19. Exit Music – Band

  • Musical Style Pop/Rock
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Medium
  • Chorus Size Medium

Licensing & Materials

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

    PLEASE BE ADVISED: There are multiple versions of this title. Before you proceed, please double-check to ensure that you are applying for the version you want. We will not be able to refund rental or shipping fees if you pay for the wrong version. If you’re not sure which version best suits your needs, you may purchase a perusal for each available version.

Music Rentals

Concord offers a full suite of resources to help you put on the show of a lifetime!
25   Vocal Book
1   Piano-Vocal (rehearsal)

1   Tenor Saxophone
1   Trumpet – dbl. Flügelhorn
1   Trombone
1   Keyboard 1-Conductor (performance)
1   Guitar/Keyboard 2 – Electric, Acoustic, Keyboard & Mandolin
1   Percussion – Shaker, Wind Chimes, Congas, Woodblock, Indian Bells, Foot Cabasa, Vibraslap, Bongos, Sus Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, China Cymbal, Tambourine, Headed Tambourine, Mounted Tambourine, Hand Clap, Triangle, Whip, Cowbell, Finger Cymbals & Glockenspiel
1   Drums
1   Bass – Electric Bass & Synth Bass

MainStage programming for Keyboard 1-Conductor
Performance Tracks (Provided through Right On Cue Services)
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Dan Gillespie Sells

Dan Gillespie Sells is the Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter and front person of pop band The Feeling. His 20 year career has taken him (and his songs) into the worlds of dance, theatre, TV and film. He has composed, arranged, and produced for and with artists as varied a ...
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Tom MacRae

Tom is a multi-award winning screenwriter, producer, playwright, lyricist and author, and a double BAFTA nominee and Olivier Theatre Awards nominee. Working on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows (including Doctor Who for which he was nominated for a Hugo Award) he also created ...
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Jonathan Butterell

Jonathan Butterell is a director and choreographer who has worked in London, New York and around the world. Most recently he directed the movie Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, released globally on Amazon Prime in 2021. Prior to that he spent time developing and directing ...
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