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Top Girls

March 17 @ 2:00 pm

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Top Girls

Caryl Churchill

!Book Tickets


12 Feb – 24 Mar 2018

Preview performances 8pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 8pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 2pm


Venue: Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House
Theatre Company: Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company

Duration: 2Hrs 30Min (including Interval)

It takes a hard head to smash a glass ceiling

Marlene is unstoppable. She’s been promoted to the top job at a London employment agency and it’s time to celebrate! Her dinner party with famous female figures from throughout history is one of playwright Caryl Churchill’s wittiest and best-known scenes.

But Marlene’s success is soon undermined by the compromises she’s made and the past she’s left behind. Privilege comes at a cost – but she might not be the one who picks up the tab.

STC favourite Helen Thomson (After Dinner) makes a very welcome return to our stage in this modern classic, widely considered Churchill’s masterpiece. Whip-smart, funny, and ultimately very moving, Top Girls was written in London in 1982, with the cut-throat era of Thatcherism only just beginning. It asks questions about equality, feminism, wealth and family that are as pressing now as they were back then.

Resident Director Imara Savage has assembled a suitably fearless all-female ensemble – Paula Arundell (The Bleeding Tree), Kate Box (ABC’s Rake), Michelle Lim Davidson (ABC’s Utopia), Claire Lovering (Dinner), Heather Mitchell (Cloud Nine) and Contessa Treffone (All My Sons) – to bring this high-octane production to the spectacular Sydney Opera House stage.

“Intent on breaking rules… Churchill sees the theatre as an open frontier where lives can be burst apart and explored.”
The New York Times

Duration 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Content warning Strong language

Production Patrons The Donor Syndicate Director Imara Savage
Set Designer David Fleischer
Costume Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert

Paula Arundell, Kate Box, Michelle Lim Davidson, Claire Lovering, Heather Mitchell, Helen Thomson, Contessa Treffone

Marketing image Rene Vaile


Ticket Prices
Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $86
Adult A Reserve $82
Concession $65
Seniors cardholder $74
Preview $64
Under 30 $64

Single tickets

Single ticket prices
Saturday evening $108
Adult $103
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $81
Preview $81
Group bookings (10+ people) $87

Prices correct at the time of publication


March 17
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
Event Category:


Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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02 9250 7111


Price Range
Venue Seating
over 250

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