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Everybody's Talking About Jamie wins two UK Theatre Awards

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WITH the first performance at the Apollo Theatre on Monday, November 6, 2017, Sheffield Theatres’ production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has won two UK Theatre Awards – Best Musical Production and Best Performance in a Musical for John McCrea.

The shortlist for Best Musical Production included Caroline, or Change, a Chichester Festival Theatre production and Sweet Charity, a Royal Exchange Theatre production.

And for Best Performance in a Musical, nominees included Kaisa Hammarlund for Sweet Charity at the Royal Exchange Theatre; Louis Maskell for The Grinning Man at Bristol Old Vic; and Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, or Change at Chichester Festival Theatre.

The Awards were presented at London’s historic Guildhall on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

On Thursday, October 12, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie also won the Attitude Magazine Culture Award, following last year’s winner director John Tiffany for Harry Potter and Cursed Child and The Glass Menagerie.

And on Sunday, September 10 at the Stage Debut Awards, Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer for his catchy score.

Producer Nica Burns said:

“It is fantastic that this new, exciting British Theatre musical team of Dan Gillespie Sells, Tom MacRae and Jonathan Butterell – are being recognised, as is leading performer, John McCrea. John is an incredible discovery hailed by musical theatre star Michael Ball as “exceptional “. This musical is a heartwarming story of a real life mother and son who together were able to realise their dreams. This is truly a musical for today and for everyone.”

Read more about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Image: The writing team and director with leading man John McCrea winning the Best Musical Production Award. Photo by Pamela Raith.