The U.K. hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which plays London's Apollo Theatre, arrives in movie theatres across North America November 7, 11, and 14. Watch footage from the production as well as interviews with members of the creative team in the video above.
Based on the 2011 documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, Everybody's Talking About Jamie centers on a young drag queen who overcomes prejudice to step into the spotlight. The musical features music by The Feeling lead singer and songwriter Dan Gillespie Sells and a book and lyrics by Tom MacRae.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie had its world premiere at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in 2017, which led to a concept album featuring vocals by Sells, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Betty Boo, and the Sheffield production's stars John McCrea (as Jamie New) and Josie Walker (as his mother Margaret).
The Sheffield production transferred to the West End in November 2017, with McCrea and Walker reprising their roles. The London engagement, originally slated for a five month run, is currently selling tickets for performances through April 2019.
The production was broadcast live in U.K. movie theatres in July 2018. There have also been reports of a film adaptation in the works.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Ian Osborne, Paula Marie Black, and Teresa and Craig Beech.
For movie theatre information and ticket purchase, visit JamieinCinemas.com.
(Updated November 7, 2018)