This week Michelle Eagleton Speaks with the Jamie Campbell of Everyones Talking about Jamie
The smash-hit and critically acclaimed feel good West End musical centres around 16 year old Jamie, who lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie’s prom is coming up and he wants to go to it in a dress. Whilst he dreams of becoming a drag queen he must overcome prejudice and school bullies to be able to step out of the darkness and into the spotlight.
Joining the tour cast will be Eastenders star Shane Ritchie as veteran drag queen Loco Chanelle, former Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati and Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson.
Slaying it on stage in the lead role of Jamie is West End star and Bury born Layton Williams.
The musical is based on the Firecracker documentary film ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’ seen on BBC Three, following the true story of Jamie Campbell and his mother, Margaret.
Michelle Eagleton, from Canal Street Online, caught up with the ‘real’ Jamie and his Mum to find out more about the musical before it comes to Salford!
Listen to our podcast now to get the lowdown.
Runs at The Lowry, Salford from Tuesday 21 July to Saturday 1 August 2020 as part of its UK tour.