Published 25 January 2024
On Tuesday 8 January, 12 Year 12 and 13 Performing Arts students went to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton for a performance of the new touring production of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. We were lucky enough to have fantastic seats in the stalls, which meant we had a great view of the action.This musical tells the story of Jamie New, a young Year 11 student who decides to attend his school prom in drag. Jamie is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. At school he doesn’t quite fit in. He is terrified about the future and his place in it. 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.Along with the lively upbeat score and the live band visible on stage, the production also included a clever set design, fabulous costumes and moody lighting. We all had a fantastic evening and the performance has helped us consider dance and drama within a musical theatre setting and will help inspire us when we are choreographing and devising in our practical coursework.
Sixth Form Performing Arts Students