Saturday 5 October 2019


Saturday 5 October


Various times (4pm - 7.30pm)



Running time

15 minutes


Theatre & Performance
Community & Family


Shoreditch Town Hall


In an empty ballroom a caretaker sweeps away the remnants of a previous event. A woman enters the space and puts down her handbag. A beat begins, a mirror ball turns and the sound of a classic dance track fills the air…

Geraldine Pilgrim brings Handbag, her celebratory participatory performance with wonderful music, dancing and handbags to Shoreditch Town Hall on Saturday 5 October.

The performance of Handbag will last approximately 15 minutes. Please note that audiences will be standing throughout. Please contact should you require more information or if you have any access needs.

“A witty and wistful performance that, in a few delirious moments, succinctly makes the point that no woman needs a man when she has got her handbag in tow.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Are you interested in being a volunteer performer in Handbag? Geraldine Pilgrim is recruiting male and female performers to perform and take part, click here to learn more and get in touch.

Originally commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre for their Grand Hall Ballroom, Handbag now tours and is re-imagined for every space inside and out, where it is performed.

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