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Review: Top Girls
Joanna Page • Theatreview
Last night, Director Shane Bosher and his Top Girls cast took me back in time to 1980s England under Thatcher; when the shoulder pads were as sharp as cheekbones, and no one had heard of an iPhone. The music scene exploded with anthems and feel-good vibes, and businesswomen thought they were finally their male colleagues' equals.
At the time, I thought the '80s were awesome. Radical even. But looking back, as I did last night, I'm not so sure I was right.
That's the whole point of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, which was first produced in 1982. It's political and it addresses the conflict between the feminist movement and the stance of Britain's first female Prime Minister. Pretty heavy, huh?
Well it is, and it isn't.
The three-act play revolves around Marlene (Danielle Cormack), a London Recruitment Agent who has just been promoted to the Managing Director's position – at the expense of a male colleague.
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- Top Girls
- Start date:
- Wednesday Feb 22 2012
- End date:
- Friday Mar 16 2012
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