To celebrate the Melbourne Theatre Company production of Top Girls, HC is giving away 2 tickets to the hit production!
Top Girls is ground-breaking playwright Caryl Churchill’s daring response to the rise of Margaret Thatcher, and its subject of female power is as pertinent today as it was in the 1980s. One of the 20th century’s classic plays, Top Girls finds a perfect match in the uniquely talented Jenny Kemp, who directs an all-female cast including Anita Hegh and Nikki Shiels.
Marlene has been promoted as head of the male-dominated Top Girls Employment Agency. Beating men at their own game, Marlene has come out on top by avoiding marriage, children and the emotional balancing act that working women normally face. And if she’s had to make sacrifices along the way, it’s all been worth it. Hasn’t it? Can a woman’s climb up the corporate ladder go hand in hand with domestic bliss? What does it mean to be a successful woman?
In the play’s extraordinary opening scene, Marlene pops the champagne to celebrate her promotion with a host of iconic historical women: Isabella – an ageing English traveller; Lady Nijo – a Japanese Emperor’s courtesan; Dull Gret – the subject of a Pieter Breughel painting that depicts a woman in an apron and armour; Pope Joan – a female pope disguised as a man; and Patient Griselda – the obedient and tortured wife in The Clerk’s Tale of The Canterbury Tales.
To win tickets to this hit production, simply tell us in 25 words or less which female leader, historical or contemporary, you find most inspiring and why. Send you entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 14th September, and include your name and telephone number. The winner will be notified by email or phone.
Terms and conditions:
One entry per person
The winner will receive a double pass to Top Girls worth $200, to be shown on 8pm Thursday 20 September, Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
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