THEATRE PREVIEW: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Besi Besemar October 15, 2014

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is back!

Margaret Thatcher

AFTER A sensational sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe, an award-winning run in Dublin at the International Gay Theatre Festival and an award-winning sell-out run at the Brighton Fringe Festival, the production returns to take part in the Brighton Comedy Festival, on October 24 and 25 at 9.30 p.m. at the Old Market Theatre in Hove.

The show is a drag musical comedy cabaret extravaganza starring the Iron Lady herself. Over the course of the show Mrs Thatcher tells the story of how the homophobic legislation Section 28 came to be. However, whereas in real life it passed, in this version Maggie gets lost in Soho on the eve of the vote, realises the error of her ways, overturns the bill, and leaves Whitehall to become a gay-rights championing cabaret superstar.

The story has been published by Methuen and received an Off West End Award nomination for most promising playwrights for Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford.

Even though the show is primarily a comedy, it has serious points to make about tolerance, the history of gay rights in the UK, and the difference one person could have made.

Event: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Where: Old Market, 11A Upper Market St, Hove, East Sussex BN3 1AS

When: October 24 and 25

Time: 9.30 p.m.

Tickets: £14 (£12)

Telephone: Old Market Box Office: 01273 201 801

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