Top Girls, Paperback
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Caryl Churchill: 'A dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing...a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting' Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman 'Ms Churchill is one of our best writers...her play is brilliantly conceived with considerable wit to illuminate the underlying deep human seriousness of her theme' Bryan Robertson, Spectator Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls is a serminal play of the modern theatre, revealing a world of women's experience at a pivotal moment in British history.

Told by an eclectic group of historical and modern characters in a continuous conversation across ages and generations, Top Girls was hailed as 'the best British play ever by a woman dramatist' (Guardian).

Commentary and notes by Bill Naismith and Nick Worrall


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, N/A
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781408106037



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Oh, this play made me cry. It's a brutal yet humourous portrayal of Marlene (a top executive) and her sister (a single mother) and manages to illustrate the questions of duty, choice, motherhood and what women should be brilliantly while leaving us no easy answers or trite moral messages at the end of the play.

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