Handbagged

Cast: 4f 2m (playing various roles)

Staging: Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback, ISBN: 9780571312504Publication Date:
3 Oct 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99
First Staged:
Tricycle Theatre, London, 2013; West End, 2014

Handbagged

By Moira Buffini

Paperback £9.99

Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes.

The monarch - Liz.

Her most powerful subject - Maggie.

One believed there was no such thing as society. The other had vowed to serve it.

Opening the clasp on the antipathy between two giants of the twentieth century, Moira Buffini's play Handbagged was premiered at the Tricycle Theatre, London, in September 2013. It transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End in April 2014, and toured the UK in 2015.

This edition of the play is published by Faber & Faber.

Also available: an earlier, one-act version of the play, which premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politics season.

Note for performers: Margaret Thatcher and the Queen are portrayed as their younger and older selves by two separate actresses each. All other parts are played by two men, one younger and one older.

Cast: 4f 2m (playing various roles)

Staging:Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback, ISBN: 9780571312504Publication Date:
3 Oct 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99

Also by Moira Buffini:

Women, Power and Politics: Then
Handbagged (one-act version)
Singular Female Voices
Jordan

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover.
Hollywood comes to rural Ireland in this hilarious multi-award winner which ran for four years in London's West End.
A gripping, Coalition-set drama from one of the UK's top political playwrights.
A sharp, hilarious behind-the-scenes glimpse of diplomacy in action, centering on England's bid for the 2018 World Cu...
Mike Bartlett's 'future history play' explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, a...
A short play about the working relationship between Mrs Thatcher and the Queen.