Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

The Handbags and The Gladrags

Starring Mike D'Abo and Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers
The Handbags and The Gladrags

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The Handbags and The Gladrags Mike D’Abo and Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers in one big show!

Mike D’Abo joined Manfred Mann in 1966 as lead vocalist. His amazing vocal talent produced the hit singles such as ‘Just Like a Woman’, ‘Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James’ and ‘Mighty Quinn’ with the group. As composer of the songs ‘Handbags and Gladrags’ and ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’, Mike D’Abo went on to perform the lead role in ‘Gulliver Travels’ at The Mermaid Theatre, London as well as portraying Herod on the original recording of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers were the first London band to be signed by The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. Their innovative brass sound introduced British youth to soul music. Within three months of Epstein’s management, the band had their first UK hit single with “One Way Love” and a tour of Germany with The Beatles. They were the first British band to be signed to the Motown label.

Here they come together in one amazing show!



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More about tickets

Group Tickets (where available) and Row E (reserved for wheelchairs) are not available online. Please call the Box Office on 01494 582900 to book these tickets.


Concessionary rates are available where indicated (proof must be provided). Discounts include: over 60s, children (15 years and under), full-time students and registered disabled (and carers).


We regret that tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase.

Admin fee

The ticket price shown includes an Administration Fee of up to £1.50 per ticket. The purchase price is the same whether tickets are booked online or in person. There is no additional fee for paying by credit card.

Elgiva for everyone

The Elgiva is the beating heart of the arts in Chesham. From arthouse film to standup to bands to dance and classical – the Elgiva is for everybody.

A lovely local theatre showing a mix of comedy and live music events.

— Mike Busby, Google

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How to find us

By train Chesham Underground on the Metropolitan Line is a six minute walk away. Leave the car behind and enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in one of Chesham’s restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés.

Amersham is just eleven minutes away on the 1A bus, or (about) a £12 cab ride away.

By car 

Coming by car’s fine too… Albany Place pay and display car park is next door to the theatre, with three disabled spaces and two electric car charging points.

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