- First broadcast 20060422 (Radio 4)
|A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.|
By Caryl Churchill.
This landmark play examines the political costs of women rising to the top, written shortly after Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.
Marlene hosts a dinner party in a London restaurant to celebrate her promotion to managing director of Top Girls employment agency.
Her guests are five women from history who each tell their individual stories of emancipation and oppression.
Dull Gret....Saskia Mulder
Pope Joan....Sheila Hancock
Nell....Nikki Amuka Bird
Mrs Kidd....Julia Rounthwaite
Original music by Dominique Le Gendre.
Director Nadia Molinari