Handbagged Workshop Special

Handbagged throws open the doors to the controversial relationship between two iconic gures in British history, Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II. Moira Buf ni’s celebrated new comedy speculates on what the world’s most powerful women really talked about behind closed palace doors.

As an enrichment to seeing the play, The English Theatre is hosting a special workshop week where participants have the opportunity to experience part of the rehearsal process.

Director Tom Wright leads this practical 3 hour workshop on the rehearsal process of Handbagged, particularly exploring the ways the actors interact with the audience, drawing on techniques used by Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Lecoq. The workshops will take place daily at the times listed below, and the cost is €120 for the entire group. Only one school class per workshop.

Teachers and their classes can book for the following dates:

18 April at 10:00 / 14:00
19 April at 10:00 / 14:00
20 April at 10:00 / 14:00
21 April at 10:00 / 14:00

Please send your booking request to