Playwright Moira Buffini puts Thatcher and the Queen on stage in Handbagged (2/2)

6th June 2014

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The playwright talks to Heather Neill about her play Handbagged, which examines the relationship between Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Queen in the 1980s. Elegantly structured, with two actresses playing both parts, it opened at the Tricycle Theatre in 2013 and is currently at the Vaudeville in the West End. Recorded: 5 June 2014.

I started writing this play by watching Mrs Thatcher’s funeral, all the pomp and circumstance and controversy of that day.