Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS
Caryl Churchill’s classic all-female play is a brilliant critique of British politics and feminism in the 1980s, with its ruthless central character, Marlene, embodying the values of the UK’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
In a surreal and hilarious first act, she celebrates a job promotion by holding a restaurant dinner with heroic women characters from across history including a thirteenth century Japanese courtesan, a medieval devil-killer, and a ninth century female Pope.
But as the play progresses, we see Marlene in increasingly ‘real’ contexts, from her tough and unforgiving working environment at the Top Girls employment agency, to her surprise return to see her family following six years without contact. As familial ‘skeletons’ are uncovered and an explosive conclusion is reached, Marlene is confronted with some darkly uncomfortable truths about herself, her choices and ethics, and what it means to be a ‘successful’ woman.
Directed by President of LASALLE Professor Steve Dixon (THE YOUNG ONES and THE CHAMELEONS GROUP in the UK, THE WASTELAND in Singapore) and starring the Level 2 BA (Hons) Actors (SCORCHED). Women's Rights gains may have been vast since the plays premiere in 1982, but TOP GIRLS has never been more relevant than the world we currently live in.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
We recommend 16 and above for all our shows. There is use of Adult Language and Situations.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Getting to LASALLE is easy. LASALLE's campus is located between Short Street and Prinsep Street in Singapore’s Arts, Culture, Learning and Entertainment hub, right in the heart of the city.
Little India, Exit A (8-minute walk)
Bugis, Exit A (8-minute walk)
Dhoby Ghaut, Exit A (10-minute walk
By Bus SBS: 23, 48, 56, 57, 64, 65, 131, 139, 147, 166 SMRT: 66, 67, 170, 851, 857, 960, 980
Carpark The entrance to Lasalle’s basement carpark is located along McNally Street. The carpark parking rates are as follow:
Car 5pm - 11pm: S$3 per entry 11pm - 7am: S$1.50 for first 1/2 hr, S$0.05 per subsequent minute
Motorcycles 7am - 11pm: $1 per entry
[ Wed ] - [ Fri ]
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
- The Flexible Performance Space, LASALLE College of the Arts
Standard FULL Wednesday 24 September FULL Thursday 25 September FULL Friday 26 September FULL
- Venue Address
- LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street Singapore
5 min walk from Little India MRT station, 10 minutes from Bugis MRT Station.
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