Breaking News: Thatcher To Visit Portaferry


Just when you thought that politics could not get any more complex than it could… it certainly has! Margaret Thatcher aka actor Pip Upton is coming to Portaferry’s Portico theatre.

Edinburgh Festival stalwart Pip Utton is bringing his award-winning show Playing Maggie to the Portico in Portaferry on Saturday 23 February.

With 5-star reviews from The Telegraph (UK), this show brings the formidable first female prime minister of the UK back to life: “The governing idea, that we’re privileged to be taking part in a Q&A with Mrs T, as though she had stepped out of the grave and returned to the fray, ready and willing to meet the public, is plain inspired.”

Upton is Playing Maggie in Portaferry’s Portico.

Neither condemning nor condoning, the show is a clever depiction of one of the most controversial political characters of the 20th century and includes a chance for audience interaction with a wholly improvised Q&A.

The Scotsman described Utton’s performance as “impeccably researched and observed, capturing the late prime minister’s clipped tones and deep baritone, as well as her ability to charm”.

Portico Manager Dr Verity Peet said: “We are delighted to be the only venue in Northern Ireland showing this fabulous piece of theatre. And the timing seems rather apt too – can’t wait to hear what the audience ask Maggie about Brexit!”

For further information or to book please visit: 

or ring 028 4272 8808.

Tickets can also be bought in person at The Rock Bakery in Portaferry or on the door.

Margaret Thatcher shows off her European pullover.