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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie among the Laurence Olivier Award nominees 2018

Thursday, 8th Mar 2018

Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Apollo Theatre

The awards season is in full swing, with the recent Academy Awards topping out the film side of things, and with that in mind we turn our attentions to this year’s Olivier Awards. The ceremony is set to take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8th April, but now the full list of nominees has been revealed.

As expected, shows like Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre got a lot of attention, with the West End version of the Broadway hit landing 13 nominations. However, there were other lucky nominees, with Everybody’s Talking About Jamie racking up a range of potential honours.

The show, which is still running at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, earned nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Achievement in Music (for Dan Gillespie Sells), Best Theatre Choreographer (for Kate Prince), Best Actor in a Musical (for John McCrea), Best Actress in a Musical (for Josie Walker) and Best New Musical.

Having originally opened in November, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is now booking at the Apollo Theatre for performances to Saturday 6th October 2018. It tells the story of 16-year-old Jamie, who goes through a big change, with the loving help of his supportive mum. It is based on the 2011 BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen At 16.

The Ferryman is another show to receive plenty of attention this year, earning 8 nominations, including Best New Play and Best Actor for Paddy Considine, who originated the role of Quinn Carney (since replaced by William Houston).

Young Frankenstein saw Ross Noble nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, and performer Imelda Staunton received two nominations for different shows – Best Actress in a Musical (for Follies at the National Theatre) and Best Actress (for Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? at the Harold Pinter Theatre).

Catherine Tate will present the 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8th April 2018. Full details of the list of nominations can be found at the official Olivier Awards website.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.