Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is to ‘pause’ its run in the West End from September.
The hit show reopened in London in May following a forced closure due to the pandemic.
It’s now been announced that the production will go on hiatus from 26 September before returning to the West End in 2022 – with details to be announced.
A future second UK tour is planned for 2023 with other productions on the way in Japan, South Korea, South America, Australia, Italy, Holland and other European countries.
Nica Burns, producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie said: “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has come a long way from its debut in Sheffield in 2017!
“We are delighted to be taking our story round the world and continuing to bring fun and joy and a great night out for audiences in London and across the UK for many years to come.”
Plans for the Apollo Theatre, where Jamie is currently playing, are to be confirmed.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the story of 16-year-old Jamie New who lives on a council estate in Sheffield. 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.
The musical features music by Dan Gillespie Sells and lyrics & book by Tom MacRae.
The current West End cast features Noah Thomas in the title role, joined by Melissa Jacques (Margaret New), Shane Richie (Hugo / Loco Chanelle), Sejal Keshwala (Ray), Hiba Elchikhe (Pritti Pasha) and Gillian Ford (Miss Hedge).
A film adaption is due for release later in 2021, with newcomer Max Harwood cast as Jamie New.
PICTURE CREDIT: Stage Chat