Handbagged - Tower Theatre Company

Handbagged has been described as a sparkling tale of the Queen’s weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher. Premiering in 2013 at the Tricycle, this production won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2014. Handbagged then transferred to the West end in 2013 to critical and popular acclaim.

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The Queen and Mrs. Thatcher face off in this hilarious comedy about the behind the scenes conversations of the world's most powerful women. It provides a very funny portrait of a relationship between monarch and prime minister that wasn't made in heaven. Buffini takes a 360-degree view of the business of writing theatre and we see this approach taken in Handbagged too. We see the older monarch sit in judgement upon her younger self just as older Margaret Thatcher looks back on the woman that she was in office.

Moira Buffini
Tower Theatre Company
Martin Mulgrew
Nick Insley
Laurence Tuerk
Jude Chalk
David Taylor
Cast list:
Alison Liney, Anne Connell, Helen McCormack, Julie Arrowsmith, Ian Recordon, Jonathan Wober

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