Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2023 Events OnTheWight


14 – 22 Oct 2022


Apollo Theatre

Pyle Street
PO30 1JT

01983 527267

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Handbagged Cancelled


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With modern-day parallels, ‘Handbagged’ describes a battle of wills between two powerful women who, due to temperament or profession, like to hide their feelings: Margaret Thatcher and the Queen, the monarch and her most powerful subject.

One believed there was no such thing as society, the other had vowed to serve it. A witty, sharp and delightful play which tests the limits of intolerance and compassion.

The joke is that the Queen, the very embodiment of a hierarchical society, is the empathetic one opposite a Thatcher who is humourless and doctrinaire.

Tickets £10. Students/unemployed £5.