LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Stars and forged members walked the pink carpet in London on Monday for the premiere of the movie adaptation of the musical “Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie.”
The musical is predicated on the true story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old boy from the small British city of Sheffield who goals of turning into a drag queen. Central to the storyline is Jamie’s robust relationship together with his mom.
Newcomer Max Harwood performs the titular function and instructed Reuters he felt it was essential for queer illustration that the story be instructed world wide.
“It is essential that queer tales additionally develop into common and that they do not develop into sidelined as queer movies,” Harwood mentioned. “Everybody can relate to rising up and looking for their place on the planet.”
The musical opened on the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 2017 and was taken to London’s West Finish in the identical yr. The UK tour started in 2020, and the musical is because of make its American premiere in Los Angeles subsequent yr.
Actual-life Jamie, who first instructed his story in a tv documentary in 2011, mentioned he was thrilled it will now attain extra individuals by means of the movie.
“As homosexual characters often, chances are you’ll be a secondary character or one thing within the background or put in for jokes, whereas this movie and present is about placing Jamie on the centre of all of it and that does not occur fairly often,” mentioned Campbell.
The movie and stage productions are directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by John MacRae, with music by The Feeling rock band’s frontman Dan Gillespie Sells. That is the primary film for all three and was the primary theatre present for MacRae and Gillespie Sells.
Shobna Gulati reprises her on-stage function as parental determine Ray, whereas actress Lauren Patel performs Jamie’s greatest good friend, Pritti Pasha.
Reporting by Mindy Burrows; Modifying by Karishma Singh