Directed by Nick Philippou

Handbag, subtitled The Importance of Being Someone, is inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. From Victorian wet nurses to 90's sperm banks, the play exposes the contradictions of parenting in an age of diverse sexualities, biological engineering and Tinky Winky's handbag.

Image by AJ



  • Renaissance Theatre Berlin (Berlin)
  • - Lyric Theatre Hammersmith (London)
  • - Theatre Royal (Suffolk)
  • - Stamford Arts Centre (Stamford)
  • Bowen West Theatre (Bedford)
  • - Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster)
  • - MacRobert Arts Centre (Stirling)
  • - Cambridge Drama Centre (Cambridge)
  • - Rose Theatre (Kidderminster)
  • - Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal (Bath)
  • Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre (Tunbridge Wells)
  • - Gardner Arts Centre (Brighton)
  • - Stahl Theatre (Oundle)
  • - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (Coventry)
  • - Sherman Theatre, Cardiff (Cardiff)
  • Rotherham Arts Centre (Rotherham)
  • - Unity Theatre (Liverpool)