When Everybody’s Talking About Jamie headed to London’s West End – after debuting at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre – many wrote off its chances of success. After all, it was an increasingly rare thing – a musical not based on a known property (although loosely based on a documentary), with a gay lead character and original songs. It was a big risk but it’s proven a massive success, playing for two and a half years at the Apollo Theatre before Covid-19 resulted in a pause – but it’s due to return to the stage in November with socially distanced audiences.
It’s also now spawned a screen version, which has just released its first full trailer. The movie was originally due to be released towards the end of this year, but like so many films it’s been delayed, with a February 26th, 2021 release date now set. Hopefully it won’t get delayed again
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Inspired by true events, New Regency’s and Film4’s “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is the film adaptation of the hit musical. Jamie New is 16 and doesn’t quite fit in—instead of pursuing a “real” career he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure: he is going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mom and his amazing friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.’
Take a look at the trailer below: