Venue: Stageworks Theatre Garza Mainstage
10760 Grant Road
Houston, Texas 77070
Handbagged is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services.
Director - Lisa Garza
Artistic Director - Michael Montgomery
Costume Design - Barbara Terry
Lighting Design - Ron Putterman
Sound Design - David Dean
Tickets $22 - 35
July 16 - August 1, 2021
HANDBAGGED imagines what really happened in the private meetings between two of the world’s most powerful women: the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, and Queen Elizabeth II. Born just six months apart, each leader has the capacity to change the world, but how the world should be changed is another story altogether. Will Mags and Liz find common ground in tumultuous times, or will the gloves come off at Buckingham Palace?
Fans of comedy and politics will find this play wholly interesting and also riotously funny. Not suitable for children, Handbagged is recommended for those who will enjoy delving into the darker side of British history. For specific details, email our artistic director.
Mags (Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher) - Nora Hahn
T (Retired Prime Minister Thatcher) - Joan Hodges
Liz (Queen Elizabeth) - Erin Polewski
Q (Later Years Queen Elizabeth) - Priscilla Anderson
Actor 1 (Various Roles) - Daniel Barret
Actor 2 (Various Roles) - J Blanchard
What Does the Queen Carry
in her Purse?
If you answered "Two tickets to a Stageworks show," you'd be correct!
Queen Elizabeth famously carries a London-made Launer handbag wherever she goes. A real one includes a price tag of $2500 or more. But you can own one of the clever knock-offs created by our props department for far less. Each of the four handbags you will see in tonight's performance will be available on a silent auction which close at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 2 after the final matinee performance. If you are the lucky winner, you'll get to peep inside and discover that the Queen does indeed carry two tickets to a Stageworks show!
There are four colors available:
Emerald (carried by Mags)
Aubergine (carried by Q - top right)
Jet (carried by T)
Chestnut (carried by Liz- bottom left)
You can bid on any one of these fabulous handbags online or in the lobby.