Powerful characters. Relatable characters. Lovable characters. Whether they are people we identify with, relationships we idolise, or new confronting experiences that leave us in shock and awe, it’s shows like this one that stick with you. The truly inspiring element of this production is that the characters are all real, based on the true story of a 16 year old boy and his modern “family” growing up in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Thankfully in Jamie’s story he’s supported by a wonderful single mum, who does everything in her power to protect her child from a hateful world, but still struggles to stay financially afloat. He has his bestie 'Pritti', a young Muslim girl who encourages his dream of drag stardom, but faces her own challenges from the cultural divide.
Finally, there is Jamie’s mentor and friend, 'Hugo' (aka ‘Loco Chanelle’), once a shining star of the drag scene, now a small town shop owner. Stories that were once cast aside are now the hallmark of successful entertainment – real, honest representation on stage and screen.