Jamie och klasskamrater poserar i en trappa

Everybody's talking about Jamie

Jamie is the school’s oddball, a boy who fantasizes about becoming a dragshow artist. How could he possibly find the courage to go his own way? And how can anyone know who they really are? Popular artist Oscar Pierrou Lindén plays the role of Jamie in a musical about dreams and identity, based on a true story.

Being gay is not always easy for Jamie in a drab industrial city. And becomes still worse when Jamie’s big dream is to become a drag queen. School is boring, but in his daydreams Jamie is a star in a wonderful and dazzling show!

Jamie is doing well at home with his mother who supports him through thick and thin. More help is found in his best friend, the swotter Pritti, and manages pretty well to stand up against Dean, the class bully. But he carries a thorn in his heart – an absent father who wants nothing to do with his “sissy” son.

THE STRUGGLE TO BE YOURSELF

The student ball is coming up and Jamie would like to do nothing else than to attend the ball in a beautiful dress – if he can pluck up the courage. He visits a shop dealing in dragshow costumes where he meets Hugo, an elderly drag queen and diva who becomes Jamie’s mentor and who opens up a world Jamie could only dream about. Hugo makes Jamie understand that dragshow is not only about glitter and glamour. He talks about the history of the LGBTQ movement and the long, hard struggle that at bottom is all about the right to be yourself.

Just as Jamie is about to take his first tentative step as a dragshow artist everything goes down the drain. The teachers forbid him to attend the student ball in drag and his father lets him down completely. In his anger and confusion Jamie succeeds in hurting both Pritti and his own mother. Now alone, he has to ransack himself and find the answer to the question: Who am I really?

THE REAL JAMIE

The musical is inspired by the British BBC documentary series “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16”. In this series the viewers follow Jamie Campbell’s life and his struggle to overcome prejudice and finally live out his dreams as a drag queen.

BOOK & LYRICS Tom Macrae
MUSIC Dan Gillespie Sells, From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
SWEDISH TRANSLATION Ulricha Johnson 

CONDUCTOR Joakim Hallin
DIRECTOR Martin Rosengardten
DIRECTOR Katarina Sörenson
COREOGRAPHY Miles Hoare
SCENOGRAPHY Sven Dahlberg
COSTUME & MASK DESIGN Elin Hallberg
LIGHTING DESIGN Susanna Hedin
SOUND DESIGN Anders Ekstedt

CAST
JAMIE Oscar Pierrou Lindén 
MARGARET Anki Albertsson
HUGO/LOCO CHANELLE To be announced
RAY To be announced
MISS HEDGE Anna-Maria Hallgarn 
JAMIES PAPPA Michael Jansson 
LAIKA VIRGIN Per Öhagen 
TRAY SOPHISTICAY Steffen Hulehøj Frederiksen 
SANDRA BOLLOCK To be announced
TURNING TORSO Magnus Borén 

PRITTI Leila Jung 
BEX Kerstin Hilldén
BECCA Paula Santa Eufemia 
DEAN Olof Åhman 
CHRIS Nils Weibull 
CY Tommy Englund 
FATIMA Natasja Jean-Charles 
KELLY Emmie Asplund 
KITTY Emilie Larsson 
LARS Oliver Gramenius 
LEVI David Auxoilte 
LILLY Emilia Hallstensson 
MICKEY Johan Wallh 
PETE Marcus Elander 
SAYID Erik Espinoza 
VICKY Sara Lehmann 
SWING To be announced

Malmö Operaorchestra 

UNDERSTUDIES
JAMIE: Nils Weibull, MARGARET: Anna Maria Hallgarn, HUGO/LOCO CHANELLE: Per Öhagen RAY: Emilie Larsson, MISS HEDGE: Sara Lehmann, LAIKA VIRGIN, TRAY SOPHISTICAY & JAMIES PAPPA: Magnus Borén, SANDRA BOLLOCK: Johan Wallh, PRITTI & BECCA: Natasja Jean-Charles, BEX: Emmie Asplund, DEAN: Tommy Englund