The West End show will now run for an additional six months at the Apollo Theatre, booking until September 2019.
The production recently celebrated its first birthday at the London venue on 6th November and was previously due to run until April 2019 but will now conclude on 28th September next year.
Having initially opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017, the musical has since received a host of five star reviews, won seven major theatre awards including ‘What’s On Stage Award for Best Musical’ and has received nominations for five Olivier Awards.
Nica Burns, producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, said: “It is the stuff of dreams that our home-grown British musical based on a local true story, should have found a home in the heart of the West End.”
Inspired by a true story, the musical follows Jamie as he overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out into the spotlight, supported by his loving mum and surrounded by his friends.
Described as a funny, fabulous, feel-good musical sensation, the show features songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Daniel Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae.
With direction by Jonathan Butterell, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is produced by Nica Burns, Ian Osborne, Paula Marie Black and Teresa and Craig Beech.
The extension follows the news that the role of Jamie New, currently played by John McCrea, will be taken over by a new lead actor, Layton Williams, from 28th January 2019.
Performances will run from Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm and on Wednesday and Saturdays at 2.30pm.
Various special rates are available for groups of six or more, ten or more and 20 plus.
Group organisers go free with every booking of ten or more tickets.
Optional extras are available and GTOs wishing to find out more should call 0330 333 4817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.everybodystalkingaboutjamie.co.uk.
Image: Cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. (Photo Credit: Alastair Muir)