Alton Fringe Theatre presents “Top Girls”

July 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College
Steve Gerlach

Set in the early years of Thatcherism, Caryl Churchill’s innovative play shifts the time frame from an imagined meeting between six historical women to the 1980’s world of enterprise and the ‘Top Girls’ employment agency.

Weaving a tale of womanhood throughout history, the drama encompasses gritty humour, strained relationships and an emotionally draining climax.

At its core, we witness the strained relationship between sisters Marlene and Joyce. A tough family history, their paths divide when one leaves her daughter to be brought up by her sibling.

Churchill doesn’t spare the audience. We are left in no doubt of the devastating impact upon the three of them. Expect adult themes and strong language.

Featuring a strong cast, AFT’s reputation for presenting challenging and entertaining theatre is evident in this production.

Alton Fringe Theatre are delighted to announce their first full production in over two years. The enforced lay off saw AFT take to Zoom with a series of readings and in house performances which kept interest and enthusiasm going during difficult times.

Recently, the ‘Fringe’ re-emerged with two performances of ‘ZigZag,’ a play for voices by Simon Applegarth.

Now the Fringe is back in full flow with an exciting production of Caryl Churchill’s ‘Top Girls’, with three performances at The Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College 28th, 29th & 30th July 2022. Tickets £12.00