The Vagina Monologues at Kelvin Studios in Bristol from Wednesday 14th - Saturday 24th February 2018Posted on: 12 Feb 2018
Bristol's Kelvin Players will be staging their own production of the critically-acclaimed theatre piece, The Vagina Monologues, from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 24th February 2018.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Vagina Monologues was written by award-winning performer, playwright and activist Eve Ensler; it was premiered at HERE Arts Centre and then enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run in the late 1990s. Over the years she has worked with non-profit organisations V Day and One Billion Rising, both of which campaign to end violence against women, and raised over $100 million.
But it's The Vagina Monologues for which is perhaps best known, a piece which was described by the New York Times as "probably the most important piece of political theatre" and which speaks out with an empowered voice, breaking taboos through the conduit of its female speakers who talk about such distressing, uncomfortable topics as bullying, torture, rape and body shaming. Nevertheless, there are moments of uplifting wonder and happiness as they also discuss their experiences of re-awakenings, joy, fantasies and passion.
The Kelvin Players is one of the largest and most respected non-professional theatre companies in the South West, with a studio base on Gloucester Road and with a back-catalogue of shows and productions that cover the entire gamut of period, genre and style. Their version of The Vagina Monologues is guaranteed to be another feather in their theatrical cap and prove to be another in its long, estimable history of locally revered, immensely popular shows.
Performances will run from 14th-17th and then 21st-24th February in the Kelvin Studios at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions).
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Kelvin Players Theatre Company is located at 253B Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8NY. Tel. 0117 959 3636
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