Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.

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Cabaret / stand-up starring Matt Tedford performed on the following days in August 2015...

Midnight show on the 27th August is special 100th show celebration.

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  • 27 Aug, 11:59pm

Fringe sensation, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, returns after 2014's total sell-out run (and at London's Leicester Square Theatre) in the drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late...'Glorious camp with political punch' **** (Times). 'Comic perfection' ***** (So So Gay). 'Less than respectful' (Telegraph). 'A rollicking good laugh, no matter what side of the political spectrum you sit on' ***** (Attitude).

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Fringe sensation Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns in 2015 in the drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other - after total sell-out runs in Edinburgh (2014) and London's Leicester Square Theatre. On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late...?

Performer and co-writer, Matt Tedford ('the best Mrs Thatcher since Spitting Image's Steve Nallon' - Arthur Smith), is pulling on the tights once more to give audiences an insight into the difference an individual could have made with a sideswipe at homophobia and censorship.

The show has won huge acclaim including a sold out five nights at the Leicester Square Theatre (March 2015), a successful completely sold-out 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, a full run at Theatre503 (Battersea, London) in 2013 plus inclusion in the ThatcherWrite festival, also in 2013.

Co-written and directed by Jon Brittain, this delightful odyssey about gay rights, the 80's and disco has received critical acclaim and achieved rave reviews across the board. Since the Queen of Soho's debut just under 18 months ago, the show has won both the Brighton Argus Angel for Artistic Excellence (Brighton Fringe) and Micheál Mac Liammóir Award for Best Male Performance (Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival) for Matt Tedford plus has been nominated for the Most Promising Playwright (Off West End Awards).

Company biogs

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. His work for theatre includes Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and Rotterdam, he co-wrote a dozen episodes of Cartoon Network's Emmy award winning show The Amazing World of Gumball, and he directed comedian John Kearns' Fosters Award winning shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick. He has also written and directed What Would Spock Do? at the Gilded Balloon.

Matt Tedford is an actor and writer. He studied Drama at the University of East Anglia where he performed in plays such as Alfie, Angels in America, Faust and a regional tour of Noel Coward's Private Lives. Since then he has written, starred in, received an Offie nomination and won the award for Best Male Performance at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival for Queen of Soho. He is not a member of the actor's studio.

Supporting Cast

Nico Lennon is playing Hessell, Jill Knight, Ian McKellen and other characters. Ed Yelland will be playing Tine, Peter Tatchell, Whatshisname and other characters.

Áine Flanagan is an Irish freelance Producer, Art director and Marketing manager. After touring both Ireland and the United Kingdom for several years as a company and stage manager, Áine moved to the UK to pursue a career as an independent producer. She took part in the award winning Theatre503's resident Assistant Producer Programme in early 2013, which launched her producing career, going on to assistant produce and production manage numerous productions for the venue. Áine's current shows include: How to Win Against History, by Seiriol Davies and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho by Jon Brittain and Mathew Tedford. How to Win Against History has just been performed as part of Oval House's Spring Season and will preform at Latitude Festival 2015. Áine is proudly supported by the StageOne bursary Scheme for new Producers. Find out more at www.aineflanagan.com