The producers of the critically acclaimed, Olivier Award nominated, West End hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie have announced that the Australian tour will not proceed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued on Wednesday morning, it said “As a result of nationwide measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the producers of the Australian production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie regret to announce that the Australian tour cannot proceed. Ticketholders for all affected performances will be contacted directly by your ticketing provider with further information.”
“We were overwhelmed by the response to the national tour announcement, and hope to reschedule the tour so Australian audiences can experience this heart-warming Olivier-nominated musical in the future.”
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was set to open at the Sydney Opera House in July before playing at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ; The Art House Wyong; Arts Centre Melbourne; QPAC – Brisbane; Canberra Theatre Centre; His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth; and Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide.
Jamie New is sixteen, he lives on a council estate in Sheffield, and is sensitive, witty and strong. If only the bullies would get out of his way. 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.
Inspired by a true story and a BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is topical and timely. The joyous, high-spirited musical presents an extended modern “family” of characters that everybody knows and depends on.
For more information, visit: www.everybodystalkingaboutjamie.com.au for details.
Image: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End Cast)