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Everybody's Talking About Jamie live screening reaches No1 at UK cinema box office

John McCrea (Jamie New) in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Photo by Alastair Muir.

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YESTERDAY (July 5, 2018), the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was screened live by satellite from the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End in 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.

It was the first live broadcast of a musical from a West End stage since Billy Elliot in 2015.

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 few weeks. Visit jamieincinemas.com 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. It’s 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 has hit London with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and writer Tom MacRae.

Read more about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which is currently booking at the Apollo Theatre until April 6, 2019.

Image: John McCrea (Jamie New) in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Photo by Alastair Muir.