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To Hell In A Handbag

Sat 24 November, 2018, 7:30pm8:30pm


Date: Sat 24 November
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Price: 10 – 12
Venue: Anthony Minghella Theatre

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To Hell in a Handbag by Helen Norton and Jonathan White

Friday 24th November / 7.30pm / £10 tickets / £12 on the door

“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, false identity…and money. 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


Running time: 1 hour (no interval)

Recommended age: 12+

“This comic gem…a hoot of an instant classic” -The Observer

“Wickedly, side-splittingly funny, in a sophisticated, witty and elegant way” – Sunday Independent


This production is made possible by the support of Culture Ireland

The TO HELL IN A HANDBAG tour is presented by house

house is a development initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and supported by Arts Council England to improve the range, quality and scale of theatre presented across the southeast of England.


An Evening Menu will be available from 5.30pm. Booking is recommended, please call 01983 822490 to book a table. To view the Quay Arts Evening Menu please click here (menu is subject to change).

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