Caryl Churchill has had an amazing career since she graduated from Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall women’s college with a degree in English Literature in 1960. Her plays often focus on sexual politics, the abuse of power and a non-traditional look at history from a feminist point of view.
Marlene has been promoted to the top job in the London employment agency Top Girls. To celebrate, she invites other top girls to dinner. But the top girls are not Marlene's contemporaries. They're all celebrated figures, fictional or real, from the past.