Play directory : Handbag

Welcome to the Mandy Crew USA Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Crew USA members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Mark Ravenhill
  • Written
    1998
  • Setting
    Modern
  • Overview
    Handbag, subtitled The Importance of Being Someone, is inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

    1998 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright

    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.