Caryl Churchill’s gift for rapid-fire exchanges, overlapping dialogue and fearless thrust of her subject matter are as breath-taking now as they when “Top Girls” was presented in the 80’s as a scathing attaching on the individualist nature of Margaret Thatcher’s England. Sadly, not much has changed since then, and not only the 1% should ask: at what price success?
Our fourth meetup of the year to see the highly-acclaimed production was great fun! Here are what some of the critics are saying about “Top Girls”:
Charles Kruger of TheatreStorm calls it “a complex, weighty and challenging play. It is just the sort of politically charged, intellectually bracing work that is the calling card of Custommade Theatre Company. Audiences who seek out work with substantial intellectual and political content will be pleased and excited.”
Richard Connema of For All Events writes: “Churchill’s writing is slanted, clever and very brave even for audiences of (the) twenty first century. The large female cast under the astute direction of Laura Lundy-Paine gives excellent performances.”
Have you seen the play? Do share your thoughts with us!
Starring: Monica Cappuccini, Cary Cronholm Rose, Cat Luedtke, Megan Putnam, Katie Robbins, Carina Lastimosa Salazar and Mimu Tsujimara
Stage Manager – Jane Troja, Scenic Design – Kevin Dunning*, Costume Design – Scarlett Kellum, Lighting Design – Colin Johnson, Scenic Artist – Nicola MacCarthy, Sound Design – Liz Ryder*