Top Girls – Aug 6th 2023 3:00pm
$17.50 – $27.50
NOTE: For this performance, at 2:00pm we will run a Touch Tour for any audience member that wish to attend. Run by our Stage Manager Tasman Hughes, this will last no more than 30 minutes. It will cover a description of the set, costumes and an opportunity to touch a few key pieces, and describe a few key moments in the play. Ideal for those Blind or Low Vision, people on the spectrum, or anyone who would like a little extra info pre show or ‘behind the scenes’ experience
Top Girls is a three act play by the phenomenal playwright, Caryl Churchill. First staged in London in 1982, the play centers around Marlene, who has just been promoted to Managing Director of the Top Girls Employment Agency.
The famous opening scene takes place at a celebratory dinner for Marlene’s promotion. However, unlike any ordinary dinner, the guests are women from history – some real, some legendary.
Following acts switch locations between Top Girls Employment Agency and Marlene’s sister Joyce’s home.
This dramatic, sometimes surreal and darkly funny work explores women’s lives under the patriarchy, and the sacrifices we make on the path to ‘the top’ of an individualist, capitalist structure.
The show will have two intermissions (one of 15 mins, one of 5 mins)
Note that there is no entry for children less than 11 years of age, and 11-12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Parental guidance recommended for 13+.
– Implied and actual references to abortion and miscarriage
– References to rape
– Characters discuss violence and murder
– A character tastes menstrual blood at one point in the show
– Swearing / language