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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Apollo Theatre, London
Based on a BBC documentary

Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer to star in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ film adaptation

They’ll perform a brand new song for the musical.

Photo credit: Richard E. Grant and Max Harwood (Photo courtesy of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)

We’re all looking forward to the film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Although it won’t be released next month as previously billed, Richard E. Grant has shared news of a brand new song which will feature in the musical film.

In an article from Empire Magazine, Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Holly Johnson will sing “This Was Me”, written especially for the film. The track will explore Hugo/Loco Chanelle’s early life, living through the AIDS crisis and Margaret Thatcher’s Section 28 ruling, which made it illegal to promote same-sex relationships. Speaking about the song, director Jonathan Butterell said: “What Hugo has to teach Jamie is history. He has to teach a young queer kid what shoulders he’s standing on. Even the queer community can forget what rights they have now comes on the back of the fight of other people.”

Richard E. Grant also told Empire of the preparation to become Hugo/Loco Chanelle. He found drag queen inspiration in television, saying: “I binge-watched every episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race… There’s so much courage and confidence required to pull it off. I’ve been very humbled and inspired by that.”

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will star Max Harwood in the lead role, joined by celebrities including Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge, Shobna Gulati as Ray and Sarah Lancashire as Margaret New.

In the West End, performances of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie are currently suspended at the Apollo Theatre to 2 March.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Richard E. Grant and Max Harwood (Photo courtesy of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)

 

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