The Play Podcast - 045 - Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

The Play Podcast

28-04-2022 • 58 mins


The Play Podcast - 045 - Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

Host: Douglas Schatz
Guest: Elaine Aston

The Play Podcast is a podcast dedicated to exploring the greatest new and classic plays. In each episode we choose a single play to talk about in depth with our expert guest. We discuss the play’s origins, its themes, characters, structure and impact. For us the play is the thing.

Caryl Churchill’s play Top Girls was a powerful critique of Thatcherite Britain when it was written in 1982. It’s rightly renowned for its theatrical invention and innovative structure, and remains relevant for its enduring questions about the opportunities, and opportunity costs, for women acorss the ages. Professor Elaine Aston joins me to survey this modern classic.