Moira Buffini’s play Handbagged, which last year played at the Tricycle Theatre, is to transfer to the West End, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre from 3rd April and running to 2nd August 2014.
The transfer is Indhu Rubasingham’s first as artistic director of the venue, which she joined in 2012.
The monarch – Liz.
Her most powerful subject – Maggie.
Two enduring icons born six months apart. One destined 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’s original cast members Marion Bailey, Stella Gonet, Fenella Woolgar, Neet Mohan and Jeff Rawle will reprise their roles in the West End production. Joining the cast will be Lucy Robinson.
Rubasingham directs the show, which has design by Richard Kent, lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Carolyn Downing.
Rubasingham said: “It’s thrilling to be transferring Moira Buffini’s wonderful new play to the Vaudeville Theatre after our sold out run at the Tricycle. Having nurtured it since 2010, this is a fantastic opportunity to continue the Tricycle’s long tradition of bringing new work to the widest possible audience.”
The play is presented by Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tricycle London Productions.
Tuesday 28th January 2014