“Marlene, the newly appointed managing director of ‘Top Girls’ employment agency, is celebrating her promotion by holding a dinner. Her guests are from history, all representing different facets of women’s experience: Pope Joan, patient Griselda, Isabella Bird, Lady Nijo. So begins Caryl Churchill’s brilliant 1982 play, considering whether you can be a mother and have a successful career, whether getting to the top involves killing some aspect of yourself, and what sisterhood really means. Lyndsey Turner directs a fab cast headed by Katherine Kingsley as the go-getting Marlene who is determined to have it all.”
Now hiring: top girls wanted for prestige positions. Must be self-motivated go-getters with an appetite for success. No timewasters.
Marlene is the first woman to head the Top Girls employment agency. But she has no plans to stop there. With Maggie in at Number 10 and a spirit of optimism consuming the country, Marlene knows that the future belongs to women like her.
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Date & time
Opening 26 Mar
Tue 26 Mar - Sat 22 Jun, 2.15pm & 7.30pm
South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
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