Handbagged

Cast: 4f 2m (playing various roles)

Staging: Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9780571381425Publication Date:
15 Sep 2022
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, transferring to the West End in 2014. It returned to Kiln Theatre (formerly the Tricycle Theatre) in September 2022.

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.

Press Quotes

'A satire full of mischief and gossip'

The Times

'A clever, funny and charming political comedy'

Guardian

'A smart, sharp play with a witty script that packs in equal amounts of information, speculation and wry commentary about gender roles... delightful'

Evening Standard

'Playful and fiercely funny, whilst deftly tackling serious issues... incredibly witty and poignant'

Broadway World

Cast: 4f 2m (playing various roles)

Staging:Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback,112 pages ISBN: 9780571381425Publication Date:
15 Sep 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99

Also by Moira Buffini:

Handbagged
Women, Power and Politics: Then
Jordan
Singular Female Voices

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