BBC Three documentary brought us this inspirational story to begin with in 2011, with ‘Jamie: Drag Queen At 16’ as Jamie Campbell fought to wear a dress at a school prom.
Originally wowing audiences in Sheffield, with its joyous music and story crafted by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom Macrae.
‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ has gone on to delight audiences at London’s Apollo Theatre, scoring five Olivier Award nominations. A live performance of the show is also set to be streamed in cinemas this July.
If that wasn’t all exciting enough. Sheffield-based production company Warp Films who have been behind the likes of Shane Meadows’ double-bill Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England, whilst more recently backing Jeremy Dyson/Andy Nyman horror Ghost Stories, have confirmed they will be adapting the musical for the big-screen.
As far as we’re concerned. It’s about time we had another high-profile film celebrating drag, with the likes of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert and Paris Is Burning too few and far between.
The film version of will be developed in conjunction with Film4, with Jonathan Butterell who has handled the stage version of ‘Jamie, making his directorial debut.