Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher

Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher

This page is a list of depictions of Margaret Thatcher onstage, in film and in other forms of fiction.



Television drama


  • Billy Elliot the Musical (2005) contains the song Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher by Elton John
  • Market Boy (2006) - Set in a marketplace in Romford in 1980's, a character called "Posh Lady" is meant to resemble Thatcher. When the play debuted at the National Theatre in London, she was played by Nicola Blackwell
  • The Death of Margaret Thatcher (2008) Thatcher's coffin is onstage throughout the play, which deals with the cast's differing reactions to her death
  • Handbagged (2010) - a play shown at the Tricycle Theatre in London as part of its Women, Power and Politics festival. Handbagged examined the relationship between Thatcher and the Queen. The younger Mrs Thatcher was portrayed by Claire Cox and the elder Mrs Thatcher portrayed by Stella Gonet.





Bernstein (f.k.a. Dan Bern) - Children of the Cold War
Bérurier Noir - Et Hop
Billy Bragg - Thatcherites
Braintax - Decade on Panorama
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - Evil
Conflict - These Colours Don't Run
Conflict - Neither Is This
Conflict - To Whom It May Concern
Julian Cope - Promised Land
Corries - Who'll Take The Ball from Maggie Thatcher?
Crass - Nineteen Eighty Bore
Crass - Sucks
David Diamond - Some Talk Of Ronald Reagan
Deborah Holland - Pinochet and Margaret Thatcher
Thomas Dolby - May The Cube Be With You
Doug Anthony All Stars - If You're Happy 2
Doug Anthony All Stars - The Sun
Martin Carthy - Company Policy
Elvis Costello - Tramp The Dirt Down
Elton John - Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
Exploited - Don't Pay The Poll Tax
Dick Gaughan - Ballad of '84 and others, indirectly
Godfathers - Birth, School, Work, Death
Hefner - The Day That Thatcher Dies
Human League - The World Before Last
The Kinks- Dear Margaret
The Larks - Maggie Maggie Maggie (Out Out Out)
Ewan MacColl - Daddy, What Did You Do In The Strike?
Ewan MacColl - The Media and others, indirectly.
The Maggie Thatcher Experience - Thatcher's death anthem
The Maggie Thatcher Experience - The Lady's not for Burning (Piss anthem)
Manic Street Preachers - If White America Told The Truth For One Day Its World Would Fall Apart
MC Frontalot - Wallflowers
Mogwai - George Square Thatcher Death Party
Morrissey - Margaret On The Guillotine
Aimee Mann - You're With Stupid Now
Not Sensibles - I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher
Pink Floyd - The Post War Dream
Pink Floyd - Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
Pink Floyd - The Fletcher Memorial Home
Pink Floyd - Not Now John
Placebo - Slave to the Wage
Renaud - Madame Thatcher
Roger Waters - Four Minutes
Roger Waters - The Story
Roy Harper - Winds Of Change
The English Beat - Stand Down Margaret
The Shamen - Shitting on Britain
Sinéad O'Connor - Black Boys On Mopeds
Space - No-One Understands
Spailpin - The Maggie Thatcher Song
Trust - Misere

See also


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