• Handbagged

Event Details

Wed 24 Apr - Sat 11 May

Time: 7.30pm, matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: From £15

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Producer: York Theatre Royal, Wiltshire Creative and Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Moira Buffini

Directed by: Jo Newman

Designed by: Dawn Allsopp

Sound & Music: Adrienne Quartly

Lighting Designed by: James Mackenzie

Voice & Dialect: Beatrice Brooke

Movement: Natasha Harrison

Cast: Sarah Crowden, Jahvel Hall, Caroline Harker, Eve Matheson, Susan Penhaligon and Andy Secombe


The monarch and Her most powerful subject.

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.

Moira Buffini’s comedy became a huge West End hit and went on to be nominated for Best Comedy at the 2015 Olivier Awards.

Starring Susan Penhaligon and Eve Matheson.

Don't miss the post show discussion on Tuesday 30 April with the cast and creative team.

“A clever, mischievous pleasure, with the sharp teeth of a kicked corgi” ★★★★ Metro on Handbagged production (2013)

"Wickedly funny" ★★★★ Evening Standard on Handbagged production (2013)

Audio Described: Thursday 09 May, 7.30pm & Saturday 11 May, 2.30pm

BSL: Friday 10 May, 7.30pm

Captioned: Saturday 11 May, 2.30pm