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by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Steve Thompson

Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd October 1993 in the Auditorium

Marlene gives a dinner party to celebrate her promotion to managing director of Top Girls employment agency, but her guests are five women from the past (including Pope Joan and a character from a story by Chaucer). The following scenes are set in the agency, where we meet a variety of hopeful female clients, and in the home of Marlene’s sister, Joyce, who never left their Norfolk village and who cares for Marlene’s rejected daughter.

The final confrontation between the two sisters is a powerful expression of the conflict between the self-seeking materialism of the 1980s and human compassion.

Part of the Barn’s 1993/1994 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Marlene-Victoria Rive
Jeanine-Sarah Mead
Waitress-Louise Howes
Isabella Bird-Carol Monzeglio
Lady Nijo-Siobhán Hill Elam
Dull Gret-Jo Davies
Pope Joan-Sarah Mead
Patient Griselda-Emily Thompson
Joyce-Jo Davies
Angie-Emily Thompson
Kit-Louise Howes
Nell-Sarah Mead
Win-Siobhán Hill Elam
Louise-Carol Monzeglio
Mrs Kidd-Jo Davies
Shona-Louise Howes

Creative team

Director-Steve Thompson
Design-Jack Wood
Lighting Design-Trevor Wallace
Sound-Simon Wallace
Stage Manager-James Harper
Alan Southgate
Assistant Stage Manager-Juliet Harper
Mark Owens
Prompter-Vaughan Meyrick
Lighting Operator-Mel Dixon
Wardrobe-Irene Gill
Properties-Alex Powell
Kris Moore
Sybil Thompson
Set Construction-Stephen Wilson
Phil Patterson
Members of The Barn Theatre Club
Assistant Director-Sylvia Pepper

Thanks to Gradav Theatre Services

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