Get ready to shout out loud
and be proud to be a woman as the Vagina
Monologues is back in town.
was my second time seeing the three woman stage
show, so I knew what I was in for and in no way
did Wednesday nights show disappoint.
monologue virgins, I should explain that the
production created by Eve Ensler is in fact a
montage of soliloquies based on interviews of 200
women of all ages and from all walks of life.
hear from young women exploring the wonders of
womanhood for the first time to more distressing
tales from victims held at a Bosnian rape camp
during the countrys recent conflict.
usual, the trio pulled no punches in their on
stage recreation of the probing interviews.
Pollard revelled in being on home turf and had
the audience in stitches from the moment the
spotlight revealed her trademark glasses until
this was not to say that the rest of the trio
Klass, famous for her stint in reality spin-off
band Hear Say, gave an effortless
performance that was both hilarious and moving.
Sanderson, best known for her role as feisty
Candice in Coronation Street, had only done the
show once before but no-one would have known as
she worked the crowd with ease and took her fair
share of the laughs.
goes without saying that the audience were mostly
female but a few brave men had crept in and
seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as us
is not a show for the faint hearted but I suggest
ladies and open-minded gentlemen across our fair
county should catch this show before it leaves
town on Saturday.
by Heather Hinchley