Top Girls drama at the Quay Theatre

PUBLISHED: 05:30 13 April 2019

Sudbury Dramatic Society is to stage one of the most infleuntal plays of the 1980s as its next production.

Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill, was an instant hit when first staged in 1982 and will be performed at the Quay Theatre in May.

The play has an all-female cast and takes the audience on a journey from a restaurant gathering of historical figures, through the cut-throat world of the office and finally to a catastrophic confrontation between two sisters around a kitchen table.

Set in the early Thatcher years, it examines a world of women’s experience at a pivotal moment in British history.

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It continues to feature as a key text in both the drama and English schools curriculum.

Top Girls is directed by Annie Eddington, who said she was thrilled to be staging “this challenging and absorbing play”.

She said: “Caryl Churchill is an extraordinary writer and I have been passionate about this play for many years.

“It is playful, teasing, ultimately chilling and although written in 1982 it is entirely relevant to the world we inhabit today”.

Top Girls is on at The Quay Theatre from Tuesday May 7 to Saturday May 11. Tickets are available now from The Quay Theatre Box Office on 01787 374745 or online at the Quay Theatre website.

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