Everybody's Talking About next year

Published: 16 June 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Award-winning new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie comes to The Lowry as part of its first UK tour next year from July 21 to August 1.

It opened at Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is currently playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End.

Director Jonathan Butterell saw the Firecracker documentary film Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother, Margaret. This inspired him to create the musical which is a dramatised portrayal of a period in Jamie’s life. Certain events and characters have been fictionalised.

With songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and book and lyrics by writer Tom MacRae, it was screened live into more than 500 cinemas across the UK, Ireland and European territories in July 2018 and in cinemas across the US, Canada and Australia in November 2018.

It is also to be made into a film by Sheffield production company Warp Films.