Actress Susie Blake will play The Queen in Tricycle Theatre’s Olivier Award-winning production of the West End hit comedy Handbagged, which is currently on tour until December 5, 2015

Comedy stage show Handbagged is currently touring until December 2015

Comedy stage show Handbagged is currently touring until December 2015

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, Susie will lead a cast of six including Kate Fahy, Emma Handy, Asif Khan, Sanchia McCormack and Richard Teverson.

Handbagged first premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2013, where it enjoyed a sell-out run, winning the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and nominations for Best New Comedy and Best Ensemble Performance at the WhatsOnStage Awards. The production transferred to the West End in April 2014, where it received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Comedy.

Handbagged opens the clasp on the relationship between two giants of the 20th century – the monarch and her most powerful subject – Margaret Thatcher.

Two enduring icons born in the same year: one destined to rule, the other elected to lead. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand? Moira Buffini’s comedy speculates on what the world’s most powerful women really talked about behind closed Palace doors.

For full tour dates and to book visit www.handbaggedtheplay.com