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A National Theatre of Scotland production.

Maggie & Me

From £15

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.”

It’s October 12, 1984 – the Brighton bombing. Maggie Thatcher emerges from the rubble, dusty but defiant and somehow in the living room of 8-year-old Damian Barr in Newarthill. 

No time for turning, so buckle up for a surreal yet so-real rollercoaster ride through Damian’s painful past rediscovering who he really is. From the furnaces of the Ravenscraig Steelworks to the sanctuary of Carfin Grotto, there’s pain and joy, coming of age and coming out. And Saint Dolly Parton. It’s about finding your voice and telling your story. 

Maggie & Me is a Scottish classic and Sunday Times Memoir of the Year. Damian Barr and James Ley (‘One of Scotland’s most exciting, early-career writers.’ Exeunt) team up for this dramatic return to Damian’s childhood. Before you can move on, you have to look back…


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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