Emilia may be making a splash in the West End right now for being a new play by a woman playwright with an all-female cast (and lead producers and creative team, too). But 37 years ago Caryl Churchill paved the way with Top Girls; and a play that was once of its time now proves to be a play for all time, as it is brought to the top table of the National Theatre for the first time. Read more
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.
"Caryl Churchill has made every theatre trip an adventure."
For the first time, the National Theatre stages Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions.
Churchill’s work includes Far Away, A Number and Escaped Alone.
Lyndsey Turner (Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Chimerica) directs.