To Hell in a Handbag

England • Theatre
06 Nov 2018— 24 Nov 2018

To Hell in a Handbag


The Woodville, Gravesend UK
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End, UK
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, UK
Connaught Studio, Worthing, UK
The Marlowe Kit, Canterbury, UK
Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, UK
Corn Exchange, Wallingford, UK
Farnham Maltings, UK
Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, UK
Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester, UK
Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from lack of imagination” (Oscar Wilde)

While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, embezzlement and false identity. A subversively funny new take on an Irish theatrical classic.

Written and performed by Helen Norton and Jonathan White

Director Conor Hanratty
Set Designer Maree Kearns
Costume Designer Saileóg O’ Halloran

Image: Helen Norton and Jonathan White in To Hell in a Handbag. Photo by Ste Murray