The monarch and Her most powerful subject. Handbagged imagines what may have happened at the Queen’s infamous weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher. 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.
The cast was fantastic and very strong therefore I will not mention any specific actors/actresses as I will simply struggle to pick few people out of such talented cast. The multi-rolling was done well, it was funny and understandable and there was definitely a fun and interesting take on the Queen and Margaret Thatcher. One thing about the cast what amazed me the most was how good their diction was as it was literally spot on . The set was used very well throughout and the costumes were simple and worked superb with the play. There was also lots of audience participation which made the play more immersive and engaged the audience.
Handbagged was a very political, interesting and hilariously funny play however I felt like it was targeted for an adult audience. There was lots of adult humour and because most young people won't get most of the lines about politics like me, it was difficult to keep along with the story and it made the play feel quite long. Let's put it this was, if you're an adult you're going to love this production however if you're a young person like me and the rest of reviewers on this website it might not be your thing, but you'll still enjoy it.