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A National Theatre of Scotland production.

Maggie & Me

From £15
Running time
2 hours 50 mins (including interval)

Contains strong language and adult themes 

About Maggie & Me

Don’t you worry. I’ll always love you. Love doesn’t run out. It’s not like the gas meter. I’ll find extra love.

Brighton, 2008: Damian Barr celebrates getting a deal to write a memoir about his chaotic childhood in 1980s Lanarkshire. But as soon as he opens the door to his troubled past, everybody comes rushing through, including his younger self and the woman who forever changes his family, community and country: Maggie Thatcher.

Soon, revisiting his past turns into reliving it – the fear and the joy. From the furnaces of the Ravenscraig Steelworks to the sanctuary of Carfin Grotto, there’s trauma and triumph, coming of age and coming out. Can Damian survive his past again, find his voice and finally tell his story?

Past and present collide, endangering the future, in the world premiere stage adaptation of modern Scottish classic Maggie & Me (Sunday Times Memoir of the Year).

Damian Barr, James Ley and director SubaDas team up for this bold new production, with an incredible ensemble cast led by Gary Lamont (Boiling Point, Outlander). Join us on an explosive quest that tells the story of a particular place and time through Damian’s childhood. Before you can move forwards, you have to go back…

5 Stars

An exceptional journey of exploration

– Theatre Scotland


BSL Interpreted

Friday 31st May at 7.30pm – This performance will be BSL Interpreted by Amy Cheskin


Saturday 01 June at 2.30pm.

A chilled performance will have a supported Front of House experience and takes a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged. This performance is ideal for people who may find the usual Front of House experience stressful, are keen to be aware of the content of the production in advance and are more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome (not walking or requiring their own seat).

Audio Described & Captioned

Saturday 01 June at 7.30pm – This performance will be Audio Described by Emma-Jane McHenry and Captioned by Alison Pendlowski

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