About Top Girls

First performed over 30 years ago, Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls receives its National Theatre premiere at the Lyttleton. When Marlene chases her dreams to take over the world, join her and her unwavering determination for success. With an optimistic spirit festering in the country, nothing can get her down, or can it? Katherine Kingsley leads the cast in a wildly innovative play about a country divided by its ambitions.

WHO’S IN IT?: TOP GIRLS CAST

Katherine Kingsley stars as Marlene, making her National Theatre debut. Previous West End credits include Party Time/Celebration as part of the Pinter season at the Harold Pinter Theatre and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The cast is completed by Lucy Black, Jessica Brindle, Lucy Ellinson, Amanda Hadingue, Liv Hill, Ebony Jonelle, Wendy Kweh, Amanda Lawrence, Marcia Lecky, Charlotte Lucas, Ashley McGuire, Siobhán Redmond, Ashna Rabheru, Roisin Rae, Kate Tydman, Nadia Williams and Naomi Yang.

What's the story?

In a newly-found position as the head of an employment agency, Marlene wants to take over the world. Leading ‘Top Girls’ and with Margaret Thatcher at Number 10, Marlene believes the world belongs to go-getting women like her. Throwing a dinner party to celebrate her recent promotion, the evening’s events go in unexpected directions, making for an unforgettable conversation around the table.

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Lyttelton Theatre, National

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Where is Top Girls?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

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