18 - 20 May 2017
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Sarah McMahon
Caryl Churchill wrote 'Top Girls'
in 1981, at the height of
Maggie Thatcher's reign. Her lead,
Marlene, is a true product of the 80's, almost trying to outdo the
men around her. She is single-minded and driven, to the exclusion of
The second act flips between Marlene's sister Joyce's back yard inn the fens and the 'Top Girls' agency. Angie, her 16 year-old niece, who is slightly slow and her best friend Kit who is 12, are trying Joyce's patience. We then see how Marlene operates at work and the contrast between Joyce's life and hers.
Act 3 is set in Joyce's kitchen one year earlier, on a rare visit from Marlene. She has not seen either Joyce or Angie for 6 years! tension mounts as we explore the fractured relationship between the sisters and learn more about Angie and her difficulties.
Dress rehearsal - Act 1...
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