Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a musical by Dan Gillespie Sells and book and lyrics by Tom MacRae. The story follows Jamie New, a sassy, flamboyant and witty gay teenager. The musical was originally inspired by the TV documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. The story follows Jamie New’s character as he deals with prejudice, bullying and finds the courage to come out as a drag queen.
The musical premiered at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England before becoming a West End smash hit. An Australian and UK tour were announced earlier in 2020, however the production was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The films cast includes Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge, Sarah Lancashire as Margaret, Richard Grant as Hugo and Shobna Gulati as Ray.
Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie have teamed up for the movie musical adaptation which is set to be released in January 2021.