By Moira Buffini
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham
With Anita Carey, Kate Fahy, Beth Hylton, John Lescault, Susan Lynskey, and Cody LeRoy Wilson
The Iron Lady. The Queen. Born six months apart, each woman had a destiny that would change the world. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the Kiln Theatre (formerly known as Tricycle Theatre), returns to direct after helming acclaimed productions at Round House, Tricycle, and the West End in London. Handbagged is the wickedly funny new comedy that imagines what the world’s most powerful women talk about behind closed palace doors.
Round House Theatre is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. They seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, evoke emotions, and demand conversation.
“Delectable... the whole show shines” — The Washington Post
"Hilarious, showcasing the spectrum of British humor from smart and dry to wink-nudge.” — Culture Spot MC
★★★★★ “Theatrical heaven... simply smashing” — DC Theatre Scene
“A masterclass in acting... Lynskey, especially, is most adept at portraying ‘The Iron Lady,’ Maggie Thatcher and delivers one of the best performances I’ve seen this season.” — Broadway World