A great time was had by all at the First Knight Theatre production of Moira Buffini’s Olivier-winning comedy Handbagged.
Starting with a reception before the show (with SIr Michael Fallon kindly providing us with information on the Privy Council and its history and role) the SCA group then took their places for the play, which was based on the writers imagination of what may have happened in the weekly meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and prime minister Margaret Thatcher between 1979 and 1990.
The play had an older Queen and Prime Minister comment on their own younger selves. Additionally, there were two male members of the cast who played multiply roles, including Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Dennis Thatcher, Neil Kinnock, Arthur Scargill and Geoffrey Howe,
It was very funny and the older Queen was played particularly delightfully and mischievously by Pauline Armour.
The cast returned after the show for a questions and answers.
Huge thanks to Andrew Eyre and his staff at the Stag, and also the cast of Handbagged for such wonderful entertainment.