‘MAGNIFICENT’ – Sunday Telegraph

The monarch – Liz. Her most powerful subject – Maggie.

Two enduring icons born in the same year – one woman born to rule, the other elected to lead.  But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?

Handbagged is the ‘wickedly funny’ (Evening Standard) new comedy that opens the clasp on the relationship between two giants of the 20th Century.

Moira Buffini’s sharp, witty, biting production ‘with the sharp teeth of a kicked corgi’ (Metro) speculates on that most provocative of questions: What did the world’s most powerful women talk about behind closed palace doors?

The Tricycle Theatre’s acclaimed production comes to the West End in 2014.

Nominated for BEST NEW COMEDY (Whatsonstage Awards) and featured in Time Out’s Best Theatre Shows of the year.


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