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Theatre review: Handbagged, Vaudeville

This witty play asks why the relationship between the Queen and Mrs Thatcher was so famously frosty

By Serena Kutchinsky  

From right: Lucy Robinson, Marion Bailey, Fenella Woolgar, Stella Gonet (Tristram Kenton)

Much has been written about Margret Thatcher since she died. There have been films, biographies, documentaries and theatrical tributes. But none have managed to bring British politics’ most famous battleaxe back to life in quite such sparkling form as Moira Buffini’s witty and watchable play which has just transferred to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre.

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