Marlene is the first woman to head the Top Girls employment agency. But she has no plans to stop there. With Maggie in at Number 10 and a spirit of optimism consuming the country, Marlene knows that the future belongs to women like her.

 For the first time, the National Theatre stages Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions. Lyndsey Turner directs.

 Cast includes: Lucy Black, Jessica Brindle, Lucy Ellinson, Amanda Hadingue, Liv Hill, Ebony Jonelle, Katherine Kingsley, Wendy Kweh, Amanda Lawrence, Marcia Lecky, Charlotte Lucas, Ashley McGuire, Siobhán Redmond, Ashna Rabheru, Roisin Rae, Kate Tydman, Nadia Williams and Naomi Yang.

With set design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Merle Hensel, lighting design by Jack Knowles and sound design by Christopher Shutt. The composer is Cassie Kinoshi.

Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 from 26th March – 22nd June. Times: Mon – Sat. 7.30pm;  Wed & Sat matinees 2.15pm. Admission: £15 – £68. Phone: 0207 4542 3000

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Photo: Johan Persson