Everybody's Talking About Jamie announces extension and film adaptation

Everybody's Talking About Jamie announces extension and film adaptation

Posted On: May 29, 2018
By Parissima Darabiha
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    The award-winning feel-good Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is to be made into a major film by Sheffield based production company Warp Films completing the fairy-tale journey from a 16-year-old approaching a documentary maker to hit West End Show and now the big screen.

    Once upon a time there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell...

    So, he wrote a film script, sent it to documentary film makers and asked if they would help him tell it. The resulting documentary was seen by theatre director Jonathan Butterell and it inspired him to create a musical. Sheffield Theatres backed him. He then bumped into a famous musical theatre star who introduced him to a well-known pop composer who was working with a lyricist and book writer. The theatre put on the production. A major producer saw it and offered them a West End theatre. A host of 5-star reviews and 5 Olivier Award nominations later, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has released an official cast album, is being screened live over 510 cinemas across the UK and Ireland (on Thursday 5th of July 2018) and is being turned into a film!

    Warp Films (This Is England, Ghost Stories, The Last Panthers), known for their distinctive multi-award winning film and television, will be revealing further details about the film on Wednesday the 30th May at a live launch event at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The film, directed by Jonathan Butterell, written by Tom MacRae and with music by Dan Gillespie Sells, will be inspired by the smash-hit musical and is being developed in conjunction with Film4. Filming is expected to start in Spring 2019.

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie has also announced a new extension at the Apollo Theatre - book now for tickets up to 6 April 2019!

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