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National Theatre, London
Until 22 June 2019
Set during a pivotal moment in British politics, Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls was one of the first plays to engage with Thatcherism when it premiered in 1982. It focuses on the character of Marlene, and a fantasy dinner party she hosts for storming women throughout history, from the ninth-century Roman Pope Joan to the Victorian world traveller Isabella Bird. Given recent news stories from Hollywood and the wider world, a revival has never seemed so current, as the play delves into a study of what women must sacrifice to succeed.
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“Caryl Churchill has made every theatre trip an adventure.”
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