Description
A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.
4/6.
Top Girls
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.
Marlene....Emma Fielding
Isabella....Brigit Forsyth
Nijo....Naoko Mori
Dull Gret....Saskia Mulder
Pope Joan....Sheila Hancock
Griselda....Olwen May
Joyce....Helen Mccrory
Angie....Emily Chennery
Kit....Lulu Popplewell
Nell....Nikki Amuka Bird
Win....Claire Rushbrook
Jeanine....Elianne Byrne
Louise....Siobhan Finneran
Mrs Kidd....Julia Rounthwaite
Shona....Rina Mahoney
Original music by Dominique Le Gendre.
Director Nadia Molinari 

Series

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20060422 (
    • r4

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