Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Arts

Prepare to be Handbagged at York Theatre Royal

A play imagines what might have happened at the Queen’s weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher.

Handbagged at York Theatre Royal
Handbagged at York Theatre Royal

York Theatre Royal is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for the Queen and Margaret Thatcher this month, as Moira Buffini’s Handbagged drops in from 24th April.

Handbagged is a funny, sharp and mischievous play that imagines what might have happened at the Queen’s weekly meetings with the Iron Lady when the latter was Prime Minister.

Entertainingly told and packed with satirical humour, the play sees the two women collide as they share their opposing views of Britain’s role in the world.

Jo Newman directs this new production of a play that proved a huge West End hit and was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2015 Olivier Awards.

Susan Penhaligon plays Q with Caroline Harker as Liz, a younger version of the Queen. Sarah Crowden plays T with Eve Matheson as Mags, a younger Margaret Thatcher.

Sarah Crowden and Susan Penhaligaon. Credit Helen Murray.

Completing the cast are Jahvel Hall and Andy Secombe who between them play a range of familiar characters including Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Gerry Adams, Arthur Scargill and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Handbagged is at York Theatre Royal from 24th April to 11th May 2019. Tickets from £15. Book online at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01904 623 568.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Music

We offer our ranking of the pop legends' singles so far.

Music

The group tell us about their new album in their own words.

Music

The pop legends release their best album yet.

Games & Tech

Take a look at some of the core features in the eighth expansion.



Copyright © 2020 Entertainment Focus

Entertainment Focus is a trading name of Piñata Media Limited (Reg no: 08435639)

Entertainment Focus uses affiliate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price for you