The man who gave voice to Maggie Thatcher talks comedy in York

29 Oct 2014 @ 9.15 pm
| News

The iconic Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher
When she was in her pomp, Margaret Thatcher was a gift for impressionists. And the best of them all was Steve Nallon.

None of the women who impersonated the former prime minister ever caught her nuanced vocal delivery – from concerned grandmother to Iron Lady – better than Steve.

  Bowland Auditorium, University of York

  Thursday, October 30 @ 6.30pm

  Free, but you have to book; a £2 donation is suggested

  Tickets here

  York Union website

He was the man who made Maggie memorable on ITV satirical puppet show Spitting Image for ten years from 1984. And he’s in York on Thursday (October 30) to talk all things comedy.

Steve, who also did the voices of Alan Bennett, Roy Hattersley and the Queen Mother on Spitting Image, will give a talk on An Insider’s Guide To Comedy at the York Union.

Born and brought up in Leeds, Steve studied drama at Birmingham University and took shows to the Edinburgh Festival before his big break on the ITV sketch show.

Today he tours with his stand up show, writes, does computer motion capture, and lectures.

At the York Union, Steve will look back over his 30-year career and reveal what makes people laugh. After the talk there will be a Q&A session.

He is the latest big name to be brought to the city by the York Union. Previous lecturers have included Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell and Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow.