Saturday 5 October


Saturday 5 October


Various times (3.30pm - 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.

“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

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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