See it if you enjoy satire. A clever appraisal of 80s politics with some great acting/ impressions.
Don't see it if you have no interest in politics whatsoever- though different events are explained in a very accessible and amusing manner.
See it if you like political humor (with a lot of British history) and really strong acting.
Don't see it if you don't want a show that drags on and gets old after awhile.
See it if You were a Thatcher fan or foe.
Don't see it if You are interested in neither British politics nor human relationships. Read more
See it if you want an entertaining retelling of modern British political history. You’ll love it if you enjoy the Crown.
Don't see it if you don’t like British political comedies.
See it if Theatre at its very best simply enchanting
Don't see it if You’re not interested in modern British history
See it if You’re interested in modern British historical/politics through comedic lens. You enjoy shows with lo-fi staging - where the acting shines!
Don't see it if are expecting something more serious. Aren’t interested in politics. You want a fast-paced high-octane experience
See it if You want to learn about history. And if you are looking of powerful women lead plays
Don't see it if You are not open to “what if….”
See it if want to see spell-binding theatre. Nothing was over-done nor tiresome and I was laughing throughout. The subtle contextual hints were lovely
Don't see it if No, you must see it! No matter what your personal political persuasion; you will get something from this play.
"This is a delightful show, more timely than it was ever meant to be."
"Those coming to terms with the end of an era, and seeking some means to express their devotion too, should queue round the block to see this."
"Beyond the impersonations and jokes, the production speaks aloud its intention to educate a new young generation about Thatcher’s legacy."
"If Buffini’s satire is full of mischief and gossip, it creates a sympathetic image of a monarch, a unifying figure in an era of profound upheaval...If it’s an unashamedly partisan piece of story-telling, it’s also very funny."
"Far more satirical than serious, 'Handbagged' offers a light-hearted take on the pair's reported feud."
"Serendipitously, this affectionate, playful tribute to the Queen has returned at just the right moment."
"This revival is a total tonic, a perfect example of how to address a serious subject with a comic impulse. Go along and have your own kind of audience with our late Queen."
"Buffini’s script is immensely funny, but the well-researched, subtle characterisation of the leads prevents the hilarity from slipping into caricature."