The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme have released production images for their production of Moira Buffini’s award-winning play Handbagged directed by her sister Fiona Buffini.
Over the course of a decade, two of Britain’s most iconic women – Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher -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?
The meetings between the pair 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!
Handbagged’s cast will feature Zoë Aldrich, Louise Bangay, Melissa Collier, Ashley Gerlach , Jan Goodman and Paul Mundell
Handbagged will run at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme till the 28 September.