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Handbagged

Fri 6 Sep–Sat 28 Sep

New Vic Theatre

By Moira Buffini
Directed by Fiona Buffini

‘We are both Britain’

Over the course of a decade, two of Britain’s most iconic women meet regularly. In private. Sharing their views on what it means to be British and navigating their opposing opinions, do their smiles tell a true story? What actually happened behind those closed doors?

The meetings between Queen Elizabeth II, and Margaret Thatcher became infamous in the ’80s. In this theatrical comedy, Moira Buffini imagines their relationship, and looks at what might have happened when two of the most powerful characters of our time came face-to-face.

Sharply funny, packed with satirical humour and highly entertaining, Handbagged will make you question what you think you know about the people who lead us, and features the Monarch, the Prime Minister and a host of surrounding characters including Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Geoffrey Howe, Denis Thatcher plus many more!

Booking Information
Showing: Friday 6 September–Saturday 28 September 2019

Tickets: £15.50 - £24.50
First Night Fever: Fri 6 September – All seats £16.50 (no cons)
Talkback: Tue 24 September

Concessions: £2.00 off
Group Discounts: £2.00 off for ten or more
Part of our Three Plays for £50 package
Four Friends for £68
Under 16s Go Free
Under 26s Go Free

Interpreted Performances

Captioned: 7.30pm Tue 24 September
Audio described: 2.15pm Sat 28 September

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