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Three night sell out for Monologues

PUBLISHED: 12:12 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:21 06 July 2010

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The Vagina Monologues, Seagull Rep Company, Seagull Theatre, Pakefield



IT was a sisterhood of women who took over the stage at the Seagull last week for three nights of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, as part of the V-Day celebrations, in aid of Lowestoft Womens' Refuge .

Review

The Vagina Monologues, Seagull Rep Company, Seagull Theatre, Pakefield

IT was a sisterhood of women who took over the stage at the Seagull last week for three nights of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, as part of the V-Day celebrations, in aid of Lowestoft Womens' Refuge .

A unique atmosphere was set before the lights came up with live music playing through the lobby and almost a full house for the three nights.

From the word go the cast had the audience laughing and anticipating the content of the show.

The first half was a rollercoaster of both emotional and deep real life experiences joined with humour and the shocking truth of some women's experiences, leaving the audience in shock from start to finish.

As the show progressed the audience was introduced to many different characters who expressed their talent for the stage through monologues that left them both laughing, and crying.

Kate Tucker, a member of the cast, delivered a very emotional piece, with hard hitting facts and reality about child abuse in the Congo. This brought a lump to the throat for many and gave them an insight to the suffering of women and children in the Congo. However, the mood was soon turned light and cheery as Annie Marler had the audience in stitches.

The issues tackled were ones that people would usually feel embarrassed to talk about.

The second half continued to shock the audience with monologues from a Bosnian refugee woman, to the woman who loved to please other females. Again this half was split up into tearful and emotional monologues along with hilarious and embarrassing pieces.

Overall, the show was about how many different women's experiences can come together to help people understand more about the female body and how women work. I feel sure it was as much an experience for the men, if not more, than it was for the women. With a cast of nine women, a female technical crew, along with the front of house girls, it was an exceptional three days for the women involved.

KB

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