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Drama Tuesday 14 May - Saturday 1 June

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and York Theatre Royal production

The monarch and Her most powerful subject.

With great theatricality, Handbagged imagines what may have happened at the Queen’s infamous weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher.

Entertainingly told and packed with satirical humour, the two women collide as they share their opposing views of Britain’s role in the world. With a supporting cast of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Geoffrey Howe, Denis Thatcher and others, Handbagged is funny, sharp and mischievous.

It became a huge West End hit and went on to be nominated for Best Comedy at the 2015 Olivier Awards.

“Very entertaining, mischievously funny and resolutely theatrical”

The Stage

“Thought-provoking and a barrel of laughs”
Remote Goat

“A very enjoyable political pantomime”
North West End

“A clever, mischievous pleasure, with the sharp teeth of a kicked corgi”

“Wickedly funny”
Evening Standard

"A hilarious, must-see production"
The Oldham Times

“Extremely funny, never slacking in pace and full of excellent little impressions”
Reviewer Number9

Full: £17 - £23.50
Concs: £17 - £21.50
Under 26: £7 (limited availability)

Audio Described: Thursday 30 May, 7.30pm
BSL: Friday 24 May, 7.30pm
Meet The Cast: Thursday 23 May
Saver Performance: Tuesday 14 & Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm

Production Information:

Directed by Jo Newman

Designed by Dawn Allsopp

Music by Adrienne Quartly

Lighting Designer James Mackenzie

Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly

Written by Moira Buffini

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"An enlightening reminder of some recent history and an immensely enjoyable evening." - British Theatre Guide

"Mischievously funny, deftly directed and decidedly timely" - The Stage


Sarah Crowden
Jahvel Hall
Actor 1
Caroline Harker
Susan Penhaligon
Andy Secombe
Actor 2
Alice Selwyn