Top Girls go Scouse
Everyman and Playhouse artistic director Suba Das in rehearsal
Liverpool Everyman's 40th anniversary production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls (March 3-25) moves the original north from London to Toxteth for a new look at the classic Thatcher-era script, achieved in collaboration with the author.
Director Suba Das says: "It’s been an unbelievable privilege to work closely with Caryl Churchill, preparing our new production. Caryl’s fire and passion for creating a fairer world remains undimmed - and I’m proud we’re able to relocate part of the action to 1980s Toxteth, when Liverpool was on the edge of uprisings against injustice."
Marlene is at the top of her game. As the new managing director of Top Girls Employment Agency in London she hosts an extraordinary dinner party to celebrate her achievements. But what is the true cost of success for a woman of colour making it in a man's world? Returning home to Toxteth, a showdown with sister Joyce lays bare some hidden truths.
The production features a newly-announced diverse and inclusive cast, headed by Tala Gouveia (McDonald & Dodds) and including Alicya Eyo (Bad Girls and Emmerdale), local writer and performer Lauren Lane, and Young Everyman Playhouse graduate Nadia Anim.
Das adds:" Our production, opening on International Women’s Day, will deliver a new dimension to the play, asking what success means specifically for women of colour.
Liverpool-born Alicya Eyo, Saffron Dey and Lauren Lane make their Everyman main stage debuts alongside Nadia Anim.
More info and tickets here