A  new production of Moira Buffini’s biting satire Handbagged comes to York Theatre Royal from 24 April to 11 May.

Susan Penhaligon plays the Queen and Sarah Crowden plays Margaret Thatcher with Caroline Harker playing a younger version of the Queen with Eve Matheson, a younger Margaret Thatcher.

The cast is completed by Jahvel Hall  and Andy Secombe  who between them play a range of familiar characters including Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Gerry Adams, Arthur Scargill and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The play imagines what might have happened at the Queen’s weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher while Thatcher was Prime Minister.

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 Geoffrey Howe, Denis Thatcher and others, Handbagged is funny, sharp and mischievous.

To book call Box Office on 01904 623568 or visit: https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/event/handbagged.php#.XG_vWOj7TIU



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