Handbag

Handbag

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Handbag

Handbag

Overview

Twenty-eight years before The Importance of Being Earnest, a young woman gives birth to a baby boy. Is it an accident when Nanny places him in a handbag and her unpublished novel into the pram? In 1998 a new baby is stolen and an academic discovers an unpublished novel of more than usual revolting sentimentality. From Victorian wet nurses to 90s sperm banks, Mark Ravenhill's play examines the role of parenting in an age of diverse sexualities, biological engineering and Tinky Winky's handbag.

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Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
  • Time Period: 1990s, Victorian (British and American)
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Mark Ravenhill

Mark Ravenhill was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex in 1966. He studied Drama and English at Bristol University. His first play Shopping and Fucking was produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre in 1996. Subsequent plays include Faust Is Dead and Handbag (both ...
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