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Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) (London, )
Whitehall
London,

Schedule

2 hours and 20 minutes, with one interval

Monday through Saturday at 7:30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm

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Top Girls is a wonderfully provocative study of powerful women in 80s Britain, revealing the compromises made in the quest for success, and what happens to those left behind.



Caryl Churchillís witty and daring landmark play Top Girls received rave reviews in a sold out run in Chichester and has now transferred to the West End for a strictly limited run.



Directed by Max Stafford-Clark and with tour-de-force performances from Stella Gonet, Suranne Jones (Coronation Street), Catherine McCormack, Lucy Briers, Laura Elphinstone, Lisa Kerr and Olivia Poulet, this critically acclaimed show is not to be missed.


Temple Theaters to Present Peter Weiss's Masterpiece MARAT/SADE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Temple Theaters presents The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, commonly called Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss. Directed by Donna Snow, this twentieth-century masterpiece is a deep examination of human suffering and class struggle that still resonates today. With twenty-three graduate and undergraduate actors and a score of lively music, the drama will run November 9 - 19 in Temple University's intimate Randall Theater. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Interview: Martha Plimpton on Season 2 of THE REAL O'NEALS and the Show's Affect on the Parents of LGBT Youth
by Alan Henry - Oct 27, 2016

For Martha Plimpton going to work on The Real O'Neals is her day job - but for the LGBT youth and their parents all over the world, it's more than just entertainment. In an era post Glee which brought gender and sexual identity to the forefront of teen minds each week, The Real O'Neals is unique as it's one of the only shows which airs on a major network during primetime where the protagonist is a teenage boy who happens to be gay. (more...)

Unseen Images Theatre to Stage Dark Political Drama FAR AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This election season, Unseen Images Theatre will be producing a fictional political drama / nightmare (directed by Jamie DeHay), that parallels a lot of the issues that we are facing in our current political environment. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Present Peter Weiss's Masterpiece MARAT/SADE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Temple Theaters presents The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, commonly called Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss. Directed by Donna Snow, this twentieth-century masterpiece is a deep examination of human suffering and class struggle that still resonates today. With twenty-three graduate and undergraduate actors and a score of lively music, the drama will run November 9 - 19 in Temple University's intimate Randall Theater. (more...)

MTC Extends VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that both of Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed fall productions playing at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): Vietgone at Stage I and Sell/Buy/Date at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II are extending due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre Names Millennial Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Twelve talented millennial actors, writers, producers, and directors have been selected from a pool of nearly 50 applicants to take part in the Jewish Women's Theatre's (JWT) NEXT @ The Braid Arts Council, a new initiative made possible by a $150,000 Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation), with $15,000 in additional funding recently awarded by the Erwin Rautenberg Foundation, which consults with The Foundation on its grantmaking. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston's leading professional theatre, announces its 2017-2018 season. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis. The Huntington's upcoming season will include productions in the Huntington Avenue Theatre (known as the BU Theatre through June 30), and plans are underway to convert the theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Keen to Continue 'Conversations' Series with Gun Violence Talk Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Tonight, Thursday, March 23rd, Keen Company will present KEEN CONVERSATIONS, following the evening performance. This week's KEEN CONVERSATION is How Gun Violence Affects the Loved Ones of Victims and Survivors. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two productions as part ofManhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Tony Nominee Martha Plimpton Will Be Feted at PFLAG's 2017 Straight for Equality Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

PFLAG National - the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) - today announced it will honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton with the Straight for Equality in Entertainment award at the Ninth Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis New York in Times Square. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Present the European Premiere of LATE COMPANY at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, 'the hottest name in Canadian theatre', will debut his play, Late Company, at the Finborough Theatre, for a strictly limited season from 25 April - 20 May 2017, with press nights on 27 April/28 April. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BAM presents the acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone in its US premiere, running February 15-26, 2017. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Queen of Southern Gothic Dale Dickey to be Honored at Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Knoxville native and University of Tennessee alumna, Dale Dickey, will be awarded the CBT Artistic Achievement Award at the Clarence Brown Theatre's annual Gala to be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville, TN. (more...)

Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9 at Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ. (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents TOP GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) begins 2017 with a timeless 80's classic. From its highly entertaining and dramatic opening, Churchill's female-centered play "Top Girls" examines what it means to be a woman in a male-driven world, and looks at the sacrifices women have to make in order to gain happiness and fulfillment. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. (more...)

Ana Reeder to Star in WHEN IT'S YOU World Premiere at Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that Ana Reeder, who won an Obie Award for her role in Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, will star in the World Premiere of Courtney Baron's When It's You, directed by Mr. Silverstein. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

Theatrefront to Present THE ORANGE DOT at the Streetcar Crowsnest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Theatrefront presents the World Premiere of THE ORANGE DOT, written by Sean Dixon and directed by Vikki Anderson. Starring Daniela Vlaskalic and Jeremy Proulx, the production will play March 16 - April 1, 2017  at Streetcar Crowsnest. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Announces Digital, Student Rush Policies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In light of its first performance, LINDA has announced its Digital Rush and Student Rush policies. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast for Caryl Churchill's provocative comedy Cloud 9, directed by Elizabeth Williamson. The show plays February 23 to March 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janie Dee in the American Debut of LINDA at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Linda, the new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tonight, February 28, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances of the limited engagement began Tuesday February 7. (more...)

Black Box Performing Arts Center presents Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

Circa Theatre Proudly presents WTF! Women's Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Circa Theatre is proud to curate and host WTF! Women's Theatre Festival, celebrating women's voices and following on from 2016's hugely successful Women in Theatre Hui. A second conference will be hosted at Whitireia on 11 March 2017 (to coincide with International Women's Day 8 March) - Women in Theatre Hui 2 - The Next Stage! (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for RAVENSCROFT at Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Morris Museum and Drew University are proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Ravenscroft. (more...)

Artistic Director Louise Fischer Announces New Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

On Monday 5 December, in front of a packed house, Artistic Director Louise Fischer announced New Theatre's exciting season for 2017. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

The Arc Theatre Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Arc Theatre is pleased to present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 12, 2017 at Red Curtain Theater at the First Congregational Church House, 1417 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at arctheatrechicago.org. The press opening is Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm.   (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

BWW Interview: Support Women in the Arts Now: SWANS Soar With Regal Recognition for Milwaukee Theater
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 4, 2017

n an evening to honor women and their contributions to the arts, Milwaukee's Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) announced their 25th anniversary season while Support Women in the Arts Now, or SWAN, on Monday, March 27, immediately after a Milwaukee weekend dedicated to women in the arts. The month and date's significance mattered. Saturday, March 25 celebrated the 10th International SWAN holiday, and since the organization's inception, over 1500 SWAN events have been held in more than 36 countries. As the www.womensart.org website claims, the ultimate purpose of these SWAN events 'showcases the power and diversity of women's creativity.' (more...)

It's Going to Be a Bumpy Night: Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Academy Award winning actor, Cate Blanchett, has signed on to play the role of Margo Channing in a stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Mamma Mia!, featuring the music of ABBA with a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus and added songs by Stig Anderson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, April 19 - May 21. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

Over 70% of Tickets Already Sold to the Musical MAMMA MIA! At Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Mamma Mia!, featuring the music of ABBA with a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus and added songs by Stig Anderson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, April 19 - May 21. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults.  (more...)

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