Following four sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Leicester Square Theatre, a national tour, and appearances internationally, the critically acclaimed Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is coming to VAULT Festival.
Coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the introduction of Section 28 and celebrating its 5th successful year. Don’t miss the chance to see this sensational drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other!
On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in London’s decadent 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.
Co-written and directed by Jon Brittain, this delightful odyssey about gay rights, the 80’s and disco has received rave reviews across the board and won huge acclaim after playing to an audience of over 15,000 during four completely sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, two sold-out runs at the Leicester Square Theatre (March & December 2015), a full run at Theatre503 (Battersea, London) in 2013 plus inclusion in the ThatcherWrite festival, also in 2013.
Since the Queen of Soho’s debut in 2013, 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 Writer (Off West End Awards).