Director Max Stafford-Clark revisits Caryl Churchill’s wonderful Top Girls
in Feminism, New Writing, Playwrights
11th August 2011
FOCUS ON TOP GIRLS
Author Kate Mosse introduces a pre-show talk, ‘Directing Top Girls: Then and Now’, which features director Max Stafford-Clark discussing his Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls (1982), which has now transferred to the West End. The platform includes his assistant director Tim Hoare and most of the cast: Lucy Briers, Laura Elphinstone, Stella Gonet, Suranne Jones, Lisa Kerr, Catherine McCormack and Olivia Poulet. Recorded at the Minerva Theatre, 28 June 2011. More information: www.cft.org.uk.
The final word of the play – frightening – applies to the decade ahead. It’s a future when ‘bottom girls’ are just not going to be able to make it.