Directed by Max Stafford-Clark and starring Stella Gonet, Suranne Jones (Coronation Street), Catherine McCormack, Lucy Briers, Laura Elphinstone, Lisa Kerr and Olivia Poulet, Top Girls is a study of powerful women in 1980s Thatcher's England and their quests for success.
The current West End production of Top Girls showing at the Trafalgar Studios, is a revival of the original 1982 play by Caryl Churchill. Caryl Churchill and Max Stafford-Clark re-unite to breathe new life into an old classic which has kept the critics raving.
The story is a simple one about Marlene and her quest for success. As a career woman, who is employed at the 'Top Girls' employment agency, Marlene leaves a trail of mess in the family she left behind. Set to condemn the Thatcherite values of the time and their effect on Feminism, Top Girls is a commentary on the differences between American and British feminism. The main character, portrayed as a soulless career woman who exploits those around her for her own needs.
The 1982 Top Girls play has had new life breathed into it and despite being a new era, the original themes are still relevant today. The new focus of the play sees the role of women from many perspectives.
Top Girls is a wonderfully amusing, yet disconcerting story, with a fascinating look into the world of the working woman. With adult themes and a provoking story, Top Girls makes for an intriguing piece of theatre which is an obvious classic.
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