Available on both SoundCloud and Youtube (with captions)
“And I mean I'm not trying to be funny but you try listening to Spinning Around and not wanting to dance on the table"
Jamie is 16 years-old and tonight he’s off to see Kylie Minogue. Kylie’s his idol, and another idol of his, his dad, has bought the tickets. But everything’s not quite as it seems - because as Jamie starts to talk more and more, we learn more about the world that he's growing up in and the obstacles that he faces every day.
Kylie & Me’ is a short play about idols and growing up queer in a working-class world.
Matthew is an emerging writer for theatre, TV and radio born and raised in Wales, and based in Yorkshire. He has been developed by Sherman Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, BBC Writersroom and The Writing Squad. Matthew has been shortlisted for a BBC Audio Drama Award (2020), the Wales Writer in Residence 2019 award (BBC Wales/National Theatre Wales) and the BBC Writersroom Drama Room Scheme.
Writer: Matthew Ingram
Director/Sound Editing: Ross Hayward
Marketing and Video Editing: Alice Lloyd-Davies
Captions: Zach Pierce
Illustrations: Eleanor Hibbert
Jamie: Josh Gorroño Chapman
Music performed by Eleanor Hibbert
Produced by Rocket Box Theatre.
Made in Association with the Sunflower Foundation as a part of their Sunflower Skills Club.
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