Review: Top Girls

Joanna Page • Theatreview

Last night, Director Shane Bosher and his Top Girls cast took me back in time to 1980s England under Thatcher; when the shoulder pads were as sharp as cheekbones, and no one had heard of an iPhone. The music scene exploded with anthems and feel-good vibes, and businesswomen thought they were finally their male colleagues' equals.

At the time, I thought the '80s were awesome. Radical even. But looking back, as I did last night, I'm not so sure I was right.

That's the whole point of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, which was first produced in 1982. It's political and it addresses the conflict between the feminist movement and the stance of Britain's first female Prime Minister. Pretty heavy, huh?

Well it is, and it isn't.

The three-act play revolves around Marlene (Danielle Cormack), a London Recruitment Agent who has just been promoted to the Managing Director's position – at the expense of a male colleague.

Read more.

  • Multi-talented performer, Julia Croft, has just returned from the national tour of Indian Ink Theatre Company's comic masterpiece Kiss the Fish. In the lead up to their encore season, Julia takes a moment to let us in on rehearsals with fellow actors...

  • Expressions of interest for shows at Q as part of Auckland Fringe and Auckland Pride Festival 2015 are now open! We've put together a sweet venue package for all madcats game to join the festive shenanigans.

  • ...a sharp, energetic, beautifully pitched piece of theatre. Fractious Tash and Last Tapes Theatre Co have a hit on their hands and are to be toasted for pulling off such a stylish, complete piece...

    Vanessa Byrnes
    TheatreView
  • Magical, funny, ironic, sad and beautiful, Kiss the Fish brought to the stage everything and more that we have come to expect from the Indian Ink Theatre Company.

    Judith Ritchie
    Nelson Mail

Eat & Drink at Citizen Q

Visit Q

So you’re coming to Q. You’ve even picked a show and bought your tickets. You’ll need to know how to get here. But that’s just the beginning. Arrive early and head to the cafe, you can have dinner or just a snack. You’re only missing one thing - a drink. It’s lucky we’ve got a great bar then... more

Support Us

Whether you’re an individual who loves the theatre, or a company who’s looking to forge a new creative partnership, we’d love to hear from you.

More about Supporting Q