Top Girls at Liverpool Everyman

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Top Girls at Liverpool Everyman
Image courtesy of Marc Brenner.

Top Girls at Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Hope Street 3 — 25 March 2023 Tickets from £11.00 — Book now

Liverpool Everyman Creative Director Suba Das leads a female identifying and non-binary team of performers and creatives in a staging of a 40th-anniversary production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls.

The performance run also neatly coincides with International Women’s Day 2023.

Transporting audiences back to the 1980s, Top Girls places women and their stories centre stage. Set in a divisive political era of strikes and uprisings, as well as a transformative time for music and fashion, the play centres around Marlene, a career-driven woman who is at the top of her game. The play opens with the glitz and glamour of London life as Marlene hosts a fantastical dinner party to celebrate her recent promotion as the new Managing Director of Top Girls Employment Agency. Surreal and dreamlike, her dinner party guests are a series of women from history, both real and fictional.

In a wonderful reworking of her original script, Churchill has shifted the action to Liverpool.

The rest of the play takes a more naturalistic approach when Marlene (Tala Gouveia) returns home to Toxteth, Liverpool and faces a showdown with her sister Joyce (Alicya Eyo), who lays down some hidden truths. In a wonderful reworking of her original script, Churchill has shifted the action to Liverpool, from the play’s original setting of Suffolk, and has reframed sisters – Marlene and Joyce – as working-class Black Liverpudlian women.

Acknowledged as one of British theatre’s crowning glories, Top Girls has always offered a lively commentary on the interplay between feminism and ambition – now, the groundbreaking and urgent play digs even deeper to examine the true price of success for a woman of colour achieving in a man’s world.

The show will be complemented with a series of supporting discussions, workshops and accessible performances.

In addition to marking four decades of Churchill’s acclaimed play, the performance run at Liverpool Everyman also neatly coincides with International Women’s Day 2023. In a double celebration of both milestones, the show will be complemented with a series of supporting discussions, workshops and accessible performances.

Top Girls at Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Hope Street 3 — 25 March 2023 Tickets from £11.00 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
3 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
4 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
6 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
7 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
8 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
9 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
10 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
11 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
14 March 2023
2:00pm — 4:00pm
15 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
16 March 2023
1:30pm — 3:30pm
16 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
17 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
18 March 2023
2:00pm — 4:30pm
18 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
21 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
22 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
23 March 2023
1:30pm — 3:30pm
23 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
24 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm
25 March 2023
2:00pm — 4:30pm
25 March 2023
7:30pm — 9:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

Where to go near Top Girls at Liverpool Everyman

City Centre
Restaurant
The Pen Factory

From the team behind the old Everyman Bistro comes The Pen Factory, a warm and welcoming space situated in the basement of the Annex Building.

Liverpool
Gallery
Arts Bar Baltic

A safe and creative space, with a mission to help support and develop Liverpool’s artistic scene.

The garden at Free State Kitchen
City Centre
Restaurant
Free State Kitchen

With a large beer garden and commitment to using locally sourced produce, Free State Kitchen in Liverpool isn’t just-another-burger-joint.

Liverpool
Bar or Pub
Frederik’s

Frederik’s neighbourhood kitchen & bar has been the hub of the Georgian Quarter since 2013. Award winning cocktails and a great Sunday roast!

City Centre
Restaurant
92 Degrees Coffee

Since 2015, 92 Degrees have been roasting and serving the finest coffee, whilst providing a friendly atmosphere in a comfortable space.

Abercromby Square, city parks, urban gardening
Park
Abercromby Square

Abercromby Square in Liverpool was built as a communal garden for the rectangle of 19th-century houses that surround it.

Liverpool
Restaurant
The Reader Bar & Restaurant

The Reader Bar & Restaurant offers diners a bistro-style menu, inspired by continental European flavours and created using locally sourced seasonal produce. 

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