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The Handmaid's Tale: The Musical Poster

The Handmaid's Tale: The Musical

October 27, 2018

A musical parody of Atwood's classic

Why See The Handmaid's Tale: The Musical?

MusicalsComedy Theatre

Co-written by Marcia Belsky

Originally published in 1985, Margaret Atwood's masterpiece The Handmaid's Tale has became part of the national zeitgeist once again following the election of Donald Trump. A weighty and violent Hulu adaptation is also on our screen, so the time is definitely right for a parody musical!

Co-written by Marcia Belsky (creator of the Headless Women of Hollywood Tumblr), this Handmaid's Tale molds Atwood's vision into a witty takedown of Brooklyn millennials. The show begins with smalltown girl Offred arriving in NYC with dreams of becoming a barista. Unfortunately, her dreams are thwarted by the dystopia on the horizon! The show for everyone who found the Hulu series a little too dark, The Handmaid's Tale: The Musical is a campy, over-the-top treat, which still has some important things to say.

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Performance date: 27 October 2018

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