Maggie & Me: from Page to Stage

Thu Jun 06 2024 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm UTC+01:00

National Library of Scotland | Edinburgh

National Library of Scotland
Publisher/HostNational Library of Scotland
Maggie & Me: from Page to Stage
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'Maggie & Me’ author Damian Barr talks about the theatrical adaptation of his book with Chitra Ramaswamy.
About this Event

Published in 2013, ‘Maggie & Me’ is Damian Barr’s celebrated memoir about growing up gay in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain. 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 the powerful spectre of Margaret Thatcher.

This event accompanies the world premiere and tour of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of ‘Maggie & Me’ in May & June 2024.

In conversation with Chitra Ramaswamy, Damian will discuss the collaborative process of transforming his deeply personal memoir into a bold and explosive production for the stage, working with playwright James Ley and director Suba Das.

This event is part of the National Library of Scotland’s Pride Month programme.


Tickets

This event will take place in-person at our George IV Bridge building and will also be live-streamed.

Suitable for age 14+


Speakers

Damian Barr is a writer and broadcaster, known for the ‘Big Scottish Book Club’ on BBC television as well as his novel ‘You Will Be Safe Here’.

Chitra Ramaswamy is a journalist and writer of ‘Homelands: The History of a Friendship’ and ‘Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy’.



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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tickets

GBP 6.00 to GBP 8.00

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