An Out of Joint & Chichester Festival Theatre production
by Caryl Churchill 2011-12
One of the seminal plays of the twentieth century, Top Girls flashes with razor-sharp wit and ingenious theatricality. An Out of Joint and Chichester Festival Theatre production.
We follow two sisters in the early day’s of Thatcher’s England. Hard-nosed, successful businesswoman Marlene; and Joyce who has stayed true to their working class background in rural Suffolk.The play famously opens with Marlene’s extraordinary dinner party, celebrating her promotion with women from myth and history. It brilliantly captures the wit and ambition and loneliness of office life, and leads us to a powerfully moving confrontation when the sisters are reunited. Bristling and bold, Top Girls is a muscular and moving study of success – the compromises Marlene has made, and what happens to those left behind.
“Theatrical history… Genius… A touching production, impeccably cast”
“This stunning Out of Joint production… Brilliant, radical and resonant… And it’s beautifully acted too.”
-What’s On Stage
“Splendidly funny and inventive… Witty, deeply felt and theatrically daring. I recommend it highly”
CAST & CREATIVES
Cast: Helen Bradbury, Caroline Catz, Alix Dunmore, Esther Ruth Elliott, Victoria Gee, Emmy Sainsbury, Kirsten Hazel Smith.
Director: Max Stafford-Clark
18-21 Jan 2012
WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
24-28 Jan 2012
31 Jan – 4 Feb 2012
THEATRE ROYAL BURY ST EDMUNDS
7-11 Feb 2012
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM
21-25 Feb 2012
NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, IPSWICH
28 Feb – 10 March 2012
WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, LEEDS
13-17 March 2012
EXETER NORTHCOTT THEATRE