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Handbag or The Importance of Being Someone archive"I am my own creation and it is generally agreed that I have made a very good job of it" (Handbag). 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 Is it an accident when Nanny places him in a handbag and her unpublished novel into the pram? In 1998, a new baby is stolen and an academic discovers an unpublished novel of more than usually revolting sentimentality. From Victorian wet nurses to 90s sperm banks, Mark Ravenhill's play examines the role of parenting in an age of diverse sexuality's, biological engineering and Tinky Winky's handbag.
Performers Jordan Murphy, Ken Christiansen, David Fielder, Faith Flint, Celia Robertson.
Author Mark Ravenhill. Company Actors Touring Company. Director Nick Philippou. Design Gideon Davey. Lighting Simon Mills.

Handbag or The Importance of Being Someone

Handbag or The Importance of Being Someone (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2109070725. Details of all Handbag or The Importance of Being Someone archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S6203

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16 Sep 99
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19 Sep 99
Watermans Arts Centre
Outer London
Greater London
7 Sep 99
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11 Sep 99
Home Theatre
Manchester
Greater Manchester

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