Maggie & Me

Touring to Glasgow, Inverness, Perth, Cumbernauld, Dundee, Northampton and Edinburgh.

7 May - 15 Jun | UK Tour


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 Suba Das 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…

Written by Damian Barr and James Ley
Adapted from the memoir by Damian Barr
Directed by Suba Das

A National Theatre of Scotland production

5 Stars

Funny, moving and powerful


5 Stars

an exceptional journey of exploration

Theatre Scotland

5 Stars

bold, nuanced, and important theatre

The Quinntessential Review

4 Stars

a fine job of bringing Damian Barr’s memoir to the stage

The Times

4 Stars

Fearless and unflinching

The Herald

4 Stars

highly significant show

The Scotsman

4 Stars

Nostalgic, funny and heart-warming

Broadway World

4 Stars

a welcoming production that wears heart and pride on its sleeve

Corr Blimey

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