Max Stafford-Clark's new production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls transfers to the Trafalgar Studios following a sell-out run at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Top Girls, produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, runs at the Trafalgar Studios from 5 August - 29 October 2011 with press night on 16 August 2011. Designs are by Tim Shortall with lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Finn Ross. Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint/ Chichester Festival Theatre co-production reunites him with producer Sonia Friedman, with whom he co-founded Out of Joint Theatre Company in 1993.
The cast is Stella Gonet, SurAnne Jones, Catherine McCormack, Lucy Briers, Laura Elphinstone, Lisa Kerr and Olivia Poulet.
It's Thatcher's England and hard-nosed, go-getting businesswoman Marlene is hosting a dinner party to celebrate her promotion to MD of the Top Girls Employment Agency. Her guests - all powerful women from myth and history - make for an extraordinary gathering. A provocative study of success, and what happens to those who get left behind.
Theatre: Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Dates: 5 August - 29 October 2011
Press Night: 16 August 2011 at 7pm
Performances: Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
Prices: £35 - £45 (plus concessions)
Day seats - best seats £20 on the day of the performance from 10am at the box office in person.