West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is being turned into a film, it has been announced.
The musical, which premiered in Sheffield and is running at the Apollo Theatre in London, is based on the 2011 BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.
The stage show is now being developed as a film by Sheffield-based production company Warp Films.
The company was also behind the recently released screen adaptation of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories, which began life as a stage play.
The rumours are true! We are beyond excited to announce that #JamieLondon is being made into a film by the FAB @WarpFilms! And we can now announce that we will be EXTENDING in the West End until April 2019! New booking period onsale 30 May! 🌟🌟🌟
— JamieMusical (@JamieMusical) May 26, 2018
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, and directed by Jonathan Butterell. All three will work on the forthcoming adaptation, which is expected to commence filming in spring 2019.
It is being developed in conjunction with Film4.
The West End production has also confirmed an extension until April 2019.
It had previously been booking until October 6.
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