Top Girls
Sydney Theatre Company presents
Top Girls

12 Feb 2018 to 24 Mar 2018

Sydney Theatre Company presents
TOP GIRLS
By Caryl Churchill

It takes a hard head to smash a glass ceiling

Marlene is unstoppable. She’s been promoted to the top job at a London employment agency and it’s time to celebrate! Her dinner party with famous female figures from throughout history is one of playwright Caryl Churchill’s wittiest and best-known scenes.

But Marlene’s success is soon undermined by the compromises she’s made and the past she’s left behind. Privilege comes at a cost – but she might not be the one who picks up the tab.

STC favourite Helen Thomson (After Dinner) makes a very welcome return to our stage in this modern classic, widely considered Churchill’s masterpiece. Whip-smart, funny, and ultimately very moving, Top Girls was written in London in 1982, with the cut-throat era of Thatcherism only just beginning. It asks questions about equality, feminism, wealth and family that are as pressing now as they were back then.

Resident Director Imara Savage has assembled a suitably fearless all-female ensemble including Paula Arundell (The Bleeding Tree), Kate Box (ABC’s Rake), Michelle Lim Davidson (ABC’s Utopia) and Heather Mitchell (Cloud Nine) to power this high-octane opening to our 2018 season.

“Intent on breaking rules... Churchill sees the theatre as an open frontier where lives can be burst apart and explored.”
The New York Times

 

 

 

Share This Event:   
Venue
Sydney Opera House - Drama Theatre
Session TimesTicket PricesDuration
2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Restrictions/WarningsMedia
You may also like... The Smeds and The SmoosThe Smeds and The Smoos
Show finished on 26 Feb 2024
$20.00 - $25.00
Play
Wild Dogs Under My SkirtWild Dogs Under My Skirt
10 Apr 2024 to 13 Apr 2024
$45 - $55
Play
Wild Dogs Under My SkirtWild Dogs Under My Skirt
18 Apr 2024 to 20 Apr 2024
$39 - $44.50
Play
Alone it StandsAlone it Stands
25 Jan 2024 to 2 Mar 2024 Session Times
Tuesdays - 11:00am & 7:30pm
Wednesdays - 7:30pm
Thursdays - 11:00am & 7:30pm
Fridays - 8:00pm
Saturdays - 3:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays - 5:00pm
$40 - $88
Play
The Woman In BlackThe Woman In Black
23 Jul 2024 to 27 Jul 2024
55-120
Play