Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition is now available for amateur school and youth group productions in the UK and Ireland.
The “Teen Edition” can be licensed via Concord Theatricals, whose representative Steven Greenhalgh commented: “Concord Theatricals is delighted to be launching this very special Teen Edition of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie for the schools market. Jamie New’s quest to attend prom in a dress is packed with important messages about identity, discovery, and acceptance. We are proud to play our part in helping young people to feel creative and confident – whether on stage, behind-the-scenes or in the audience.”
The award-winning musical has a book and lyrics by Tom MacRae and music by Dan Gillespie Sells, based on an idea by Jonathan Butterell, inspired by BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.
MacRae, Gillespie Sells and Butterell released the following joint statement: “It is so wonderful that Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Teen Edition will be coming to a school near you soon! This is a story about a young person taking their place in the world and doing that with courage and despite fear. It’s a story of community and friendship, and a celebration of each and everyone’s uniqueness in all its messiness and fabulousness. We can’t think of a better place to explore this story than in a school setting and we are so excited to hear of future ‘Teen Jamies’ coming to life.”
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The new UK tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opens at The Lowry in Salford in September 2023, with tickets available for select touring venues here.