Margaret Thatcher becomes a cabaret superstar at Brighton Comedy Festival

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Following a second sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is returning to the Brighton Comedy Festival for a date at the Corn Exchange on Saturday, October 24, at 9.30pm.

Spokeswoman Hannah Allan said: “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 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 ’80s and disco has received rave reviews across the board and won huge acclaim after playing to an audience of more than 15,000 during two completely sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and 2015, six sold-out nights at the Leicester Square Theatre (March 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 just under two years 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 Writer (Off West End Awards).”

Matt Tedford is an actor and writer.

He studied drama at the University of East Anglia where he performed in plays including Alfie, Angels in America, Faust and a regional tour of Noel Coward’s Private Lives.

Call the box office on 01273 709709 and

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage

2 Like our Facebook page

3 Follow us on Twitter

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

Be part of it.