Top Girls

Top Girls posterBy Caryl Churchill

Directed by: Saul Garcia Lopez

Performances: March 13-16, 2013

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building


Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill, first published and presented in 1982, is a contemporary play that takes place during Margaret Thatcher’s first term as prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The play tells the story of Marlene, an up and coming executive at the Top Girls Employment Agency, and the difficulties she has overcome to get that far. While Top Girls dealt with feminism and the issues and struggles faced by Marlene, her sister Joyce, and the five historical woman characters who appeared in the opening act, it was more a play about class - the one percent in the current vernacular - and the struggles that all people in their fight for fairness must deal with before equality can be attained.

A blistering yet sympathetic look at women, who achieve success by adopting the worst traits of self-made men... Truly original - The New York Times

Very funny and provocative...A mind lifting experience - The New York Post


Marlene - Cassandra Cline 

Waitress / Jeanine / Win - Jennifer Gooderham 

Pope Joan / Joyce / Louise - Andreea Hluscu 

 Isabella Bird / Angie - Meghan Jones 

 Lady Nijo / Mrs. Kidd - Michelle Kestle 

Patient Griselda / Kit / Shona - Carleigh MacDonald 

Dull Gret / Nell - Sydney Spidell


Director - Saul Garcia Lopez

Production Designer - Scott Spidell

Lighting Designer - Kirsten Watt

Fight Director - Shaw Forgeron

Stage Manager - Jane Honek

Assistant Stage Managers - Ryan Bassett, Adam Lemieux, Hilary Pitman

Assistant Director - Clare Flood

Production Team:

Head of Production - Scott Spidell

Production Manager - Janelle Rainville

Technical Director - Gil Lesperance

Staff Head of Wardrobe - Sharon E. Secord

Assistant Production Manager - Courtney Palmer

Head of Props/Paint/Set:

Ali Watson

Head of Wardrobe: Kelly Conlan

Head of Lighting: Katie Stewart

Head of Sound: Derek McGill

Head of Video: Tallen Kay

Head of Publicity: Kelsey Sewell

Crew: Michael To, Karly Snoddon, Connor Hughes, Cassandra Cline, Emma Mann, Carleigh MacDonald, Madeline Samms, Michelle Lowry, Rebecca Birrell, James Miniou, Chantaine Green-Leach, Teresa Allen, Sam Beuerle, Adam Winchester, Sarah Noiseux, Eric Kim

Photography: Katie Smith

Special thank you to:

Theatre Aquarius DOFASCO Centre for the Arts

East Side Mario’s

Terri Dans

William Innes