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Top Girls - 2011 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More


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 Churchill’s 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.


Running Time:

2 hours and 20 minutes, with one interval

Trafalgar Theatre (Formally Trafalgar Studio 1)

About the Theatre
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14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY, United Kingdom


by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021
Theatre Pro Rata is producing Top Girls by Caryl Churchill at The Crane Theater. Initially produced in 1982, Churchill's play remains timely and resonant 40 years later as it wrestles with issues of gender roles, class, race, family obligations, sacrifice, and how we measure success. Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern, Theatre Pro Rata's production of Top Girls promises to be both witty and poignant.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2020
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, opens its 34th repertory season, Virtual(ly) PTP/NYC, tonight at 7:30pm. The season features four streaming plays online running through October 18.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
The Huntington announces the cast and creative team of its second production of its 40th anniversary season, the dark comedy Witch by Jen Silverman, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, running from October 15 to November 14, 2021 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Running time of the show is 90 minutes with no intermission.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020
Round House Theatre has announced a new lineup of plays, conversations, and education offerings for its 43rd Season, which includes digital programming for the fall and winter and a return to live productions in its Bethesda theatre in spring 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2020
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 34th repertory season, Virtual(ly) PTP/NYC, featuring four streaming plays online running September 24 - October 18, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 11, 2020
The AA Arts Incubator Program of Asian Improv Arts Midwest has announced that its historic series 'Our Perspective: Asian American Plays' continues in 2020 with Fragmented, written by Karissa Murrell Myers, directed by Spencer Ryan Diedrick and assistant directed by Daniella Wheelock, Monday, November 16.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Launching today, the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews' production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire featuring Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella, the NT's recent production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood with Michael Sheen and Nadia Fall's verbatim play Home that explores homelessness in the UK featuring Michaela Coel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021
As part of its new Words Matter initiative, The Workshop Theater will be presenting four newly-commissioned one-act plays by Samantha Chanse, Caridad Svich, Ellen McLaughlin, and Rehana Lew Mirza on behalf of JALBCA.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2020
The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance presents the Fall 2020 season virtually. All performances will be available via an online platform. Registration is required and each performance is limited to 300 attendees. Registration closes two hours before the scheduled performance time. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2020
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, continues its 34th repertory season, Virtual(ly) PTP/NYC, with tonight's premiere of Caryl Churchill's Far Away at 7:30pm EDT on PTP/NYC's YouTube channel.
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - May 26, 2021
This past semester, I took one of my favorite classes I’ve had so far in my time at Tisch, Feminism and Theatre. My teacher, Gwendolyn Alker’s, syllabus set the stage for the amazing class. We read plays by playwrights of all different backgrounds, about all kinds of subjects, and we talked about why they’re important, in conjunction with feminist theoretical texts. 
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022
The Bush Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary season with Ambreen Razia's Favour a world premiere co-produced with Clean Break. Co-directed by Clean Break's Joint Artistic director Róisín McBrinn and Sophie Dillon Moniram, the cast is today announced as Avita Jay, Renu Brindle, Rina Fatania, and Ashna Rabheru.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
With Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar about to begin previews, Kiln Theatre announces the full cast for the world première of Zodwa Nyoni's The Darkest Part of the Night. Nancy Medina directs Brianna Douglas, Andrew French, James Clyde, Hannah Morrish, Lee Phillips and Nadia Williams.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its production of What If If Only (US premiere) and Air (world premiere) by Caryl Churchill, directed by Ana Radulescu, June 9 - 26, 2022.  This production, directed by Burning Coal’s Associate Artistic Director, will be performed at Burning Coal’s home, the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022
 The Huntington has announced the world premiere of Our Daughters, Like Pillars, written by Obie Award-winning playwright and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish, Milk Like Sugar at The Huntington).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
Lincoln Center Theater has announced its upcoming production of Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.  Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022
Lindsay Duncan stars alongside Hilton McRae and Emily Bruni in the UK tour of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death, adapted by Academy Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Arcola Theatre's Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
CSC will host a one-night-only benefit staged reading of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler. This production will feature Christian Coulson (Harry Potter, The Hours, Mozart in the Jungle, Nashville) as Angelo and features a dynamic cast of the area’s extraordinary talent. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022
The 2021/22 reIGNITE Live Arts Season continues with Lucy Kirkwood's provocative and chilling eco-thriller THE CHILDREN. After postponing production during the truncated 2019/20 Season, Live Arts is tremendously excited to share THE CHILDREN with Charlottesville audiences in a Central Virginia premiere.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022
DISRUPTION, a new play written by Andrew Stein and directed by Hersh Ellis (Rain and Zoe Save The World; Pacific Overtures) will have an industry reading on Thursday, March 31 at 4:00PM at Open Jar Studios (1601 Broadway, 11th Floor).
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2022
Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 20 – July 2, 2022 at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) and will feature productions of three new plays.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2020
Theatre Pro Rata's 2020-21 season will include three productions, written by women, directed by women, and featuring a predominantly female cast and crew, as part of The Jubilee, a national theater festival to produce plays written by traditionally excluded voices. More information about the initiative can be found at
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 12, 2021
Which Marvel stars have been nominated for Tony awards? Which Marvel stars have produced shows on Broadway? What are some of their upcoming Broadway projects! Read on to find out!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 6, 2020
Today's episode features stage and screen star Marisa Tomei, who talks about her latest project- The King of Staten Island. Listen along as she explains how she became involved with the project, how her improv background helped her on set with director Judd Apatow, and more. Plus, she reminisces about her Broadway return last year in The Rose Tattoo: 'We read it aloud for Williamstown,' she said. 'It's just so heavy on the page, and so vibrant and nuanced. And it speaks so specifically to what women feel inside.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Nancy Piccione, who has been Director of Casting at Manhattan Theatre Club since 1993, has stepped down from her position.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2020
Cate Blanchett has jokingly suggested some interesting methods of safety to move forward with theatrical productions amidst the health crisis.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2020
Mad Cow Theatre has announced their virtual play reading series! This summer, they will be producing two full-length readings and corresponding Drama Club events via a virtual livestream. Both readings are free to the public with a $5 suggested donation, but patrons will need to reserve a spot to receive an access link.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022
Theatre Royal Stratford East announces casting for After the End, Dennis Kelly's chilling play directed by Lyndsey Turner.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022
Theatre Pro Rata is producing Orlando by Sarah Ruhl at The Crane Theater this spring under the direction of Carin Bratlie Wethern. Ruhl’s theatrical adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel premiered in New York City in 2010 and artfully plays with the attributes of gender, sexuality, identity, and freedom in both blithe and earnest ways.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) kicks off the new year with the virtual dramatic reading of the regional premiere drama/comedy 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller, streaming online for two weeks only February 1-14, 2021. Originally scheduled to close the 2019-2020 Season, this production was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022
The filmed performance of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and of Part Two: Perestroika will be added to the National Theatre Collection 2 on Drama Online in February alongside eight new films announced in November.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022
With 75% of UK state secondary schools signed up to the National Theatre Collection, ten additional productions will now be available to schools, colleges and educational establishments from today in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest, part of Clarivate.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022
Bergen County Players will present the uplifting, toe-tapping, joyous classic rock musical GODSPELL, opening on March 19. Under the direction of Lynne Lupfer, this musical sensation continues to touch audiences around the world with its vibrant rock score and messages of kindness, tolerance and love. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022
Award winning Welsh playwright Daf James has crafted a story around a young couple's dreams of adopting. When an unforeseen turn of events upends their goals, plans must be adjusted. Life is tough, but even the worst of it can be laugh out loud funny.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2022
Hot on the heels of the smash hit Dr Semmelweis comes the next in Bristol Old Vic's Spring season of new writing. Award-winning writer Ross Willis joins forces with Olivier Award-winning director Sally Cookson for Wonder Boy, exploring one boy's search for his own voice and identity. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2021
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY has announced its return to live performances with three plays performing in repertory. THE PLAY YOU WANT, written by Bernardo Cubria and directed by Michael John Garcés, will begin previews on Tuesday, February 8; will open on Friday, February 11 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 27.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2020
On Friday, December 11th, and Saturday, December 12th, The Theater Project put on its annual production of the radio play It's a Wonderful Life a little differently: over Zoom, where actors and audience members participated from the safety of their homes to cap off what was certainly a unique year for the arts. And that wasn't the only different aspect of this year's production.  
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
Hull born actress Louise Willoughby will join the production to star as 'Amy Johnson' and Benedict Salter (whose previous Watermill credits include The Importance of Being Earnest and A Little Night Music) will reprise his original role, supporting her playing a series of other male parts.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2020
As theaters continue to struggle amidst the health crisis, many are wondering when, and where, they can catch a live performance. Theaters in the St. Louis area are planning their re-openings for 2021, and even announcing tentative productions to give theatre fans hope.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021
Dawn Walton OBE directs Francesca Amewudah-Rivers (Ismene), Liz Crowther (Tiresias), Wendy Kweh (Creon), Joseph Payne (Haemon) and Adeola Yemitan in her professional stage debut as Antigone.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia's largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she's determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She's close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India's national rice distribution system.
by Michael Major - Apr 8, 2022
Elizabeth Marvel will play the role of Miss Millie, the unpleasant wife of the mayor, who hires Sofia to be her maid. The film is currently in production in Georgia. Marvel joins a star-studded cast including Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Ciara, Corey Hawkins, Colman Domingo, H.E.R., and Aunjanue Ellis.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2022
Rogue Machine announces an extended run for the American premiere of Daf James' On the Other Hand, We're Happy, at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022
Theatr Clwyd today announces the cast for their new production of Celebrated Virgins: A Story of the Ladies of Llangollen, created by Katie Elin-Salt and Eleri B. Jones. This inspiring new play, based on the remarkable true sapphic love story of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, opens at Theatr Mix – Theatr Clwyd's temporary theatre village – on 24 May, with previews from 20 May, and runs until 4 June.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022
Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce the full cast for the UK première of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Joining Noma Dumezweni as Nora are Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O'Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie). James Macdonald's production, in a reconfigured Donmar in the round, opens on 16 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 6 August.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021
Led by acclaimed actor Paul McGann (Withnail and I; Doctor Who), Churchill's earlier works will be brought to life for this limited season. Further casting will be announced in due course. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2021
Iris Theatre today announce, on Shakespeare Day, the line-up for Shakespeare Sundays, as part of the company's Summer Festival 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, announce the third and final show of its 30th Anniversary Repertory Season, Sam Anderson & Taylor Gilbert starring in the world premiere of BELOVED, written by Arthur Holden and directed by Cameron Watson.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Lincoln Center Theater is presenting Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).