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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Amazon Prime film’s filming locations, casts and how to get tickets for UK stage tour


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The film version of the West End hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has been released and here’s where it was filmed across Yorkshire.

For those who don’t know, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New, a 16-year-old who doesn’t quite fit in. Instead of pursuing a ‘real’ career, he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure, he is going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mother and his amazing friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight.

The West End production, which will be coming to Sheffield and Leeds on tour, captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike. The film, which features an all-star cast, was released on Amazon Prime on September 17.

You can find out the latest film, TV and theatre news from across Yorkshire by visiting our What’s On homepage

We’ve taken a look at all the major details from the new film such as which acting talents are in it and where it was filmed.

Also, if you’d like to see the stage show we’ll give you ticket details at the bottom of this article.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s cast includes Max Harwood as Jamie New, Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire as his mother Margaret and Laure Patel as Jamie’s best friend Pritti Pasha.

Leeds actor Ralph Ineson, who is also a big Leeds United fan, plays the villain of the piece as Jamie’s estranged homophobic father Wayne New. John McCrea, who played Jamie in the original West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, plays a young Loco Chanelle.

While, acting great Richard E Grant is the older version of Loco who acts as a mentor to Jamie New.

Filming locations

Viewers will spot lots of Sheffield landmarks in the new film as it was shot all across the South Yorkshire city. In the film, we find Jamie living on the Moor and the Parsons Cross estate.

Jamie’s courtyard dance sequence was filmed in Deerlands Avenue. Some scenes were filmed outside Curzon cinema, in George Street, which is in the city centre. Crookes Valley Park also features while a fantasy nightclub sequence was filmed in Abbeydale Picture House.

Elsewhere, some of the scenes focusing on Jamie’s school struggles were filmed around Swinton.

Theatre tour

As we mentioned, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is hitting the road for a UK tour. So, if you enjoy the film and fancy catching the stage show which inspired here’s where you can see it in Yorkshire:

Leeds Grand Theatre

November 2 to 7, 2021

Hull New Theatre

November 29 to December 4, 2021

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

April 11 to 16, 2022

You can find out about the stage show and buy tickets by visiting the website for Everybody is Talking About Jamie.

Written by: Rother Radio News

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