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We regret to announce that the May performance of Handbagged has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
If your tickets were purchased via the box office over the phone or internet, these will be automatically refunded.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
If you have questions regarding the show, please contact us via the box office email address: Boxoffice@priorytheatre.co.uk
This tragicomic panto-within-a-play is set over the holiday period at a crumbling provincial theatre, chronicling both the on- and off-stage lives of the cast and crew of a repertory production that is rapidly going downhill, even on the opening night.
A diffident widower attempts to escape loneliness by joining the local amateur light operatic society. By accident rather than by design, he advances from a small part to the lead. Parallels are skilfully drawn between the Beggar’s Opera and the day to day activities of the society which is performing it.
Jack Worthing is prepared to be re-christened to obtain the Christian name – Earnest – his beloved Gwendolen requires of a husband. He has to confront the stigma of being the illegitimate child of a servant, before fortune, and a benevolent dramatist, reveal his true and entirely respectable identify!
The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But help is at hand in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion pound loan!