He is an Oscar Wilde for our generation (without the marriage and kids bit); is the creator of the best coming out story ever (that would be Beautiful Thing); had the jump on Will & Grace with Gimme Gimme Gimme and regularly writes the very best episodes of Coronation Street (you can always tell when it’s him).
Now, he’s back in London’s glittering off-West End with a new gay play Canary, which is only, like, one of our favourite colours! Psyche!
It starts at Hampstead Theatre on Wednesday (buy tickets here, why don’t you? They’re only £15!) and in celebration/anticipation/constipation, Jay (a whizz in the kitchen AND the bedroom – we have on the best authority!) has decided to lay himself open to your probings.
Your stickiest questions over the jump, if you are that way inclined. And even if you aren’t!…