Sue Stobbs
Rosie Closs
Angela Markham
Avanti Welaratna Pursell
Sam Skelton
Fran Lewis
Tessa Garrett
Rosie Inman
Jenny Hills

Annie Bethell


Production Manager - Annie Bethell

Stage Manager - Sarah Lankaster

DSM - Alice Chadwick

Set Designer - Bronwen Grover

Lighting Designer - Geoff Collard

Sound Designer - Mat Rees/Peter Spence

Costume Designer - Jacqs Graham

Construction Manager - Jonny Wilkinson

Construction Team - Bronwen Grover, Kate Buchan, Catherine Alcock, Andy Payne, Geoff Collard, Susan Howe

Props and Set Dressing - Kate Buchan, Geoff Collard

Lighting Operators - Geoff Collard, Neil Bonnett

Sound Operator - Anna Freire Camacho

Marketing Officer - Rosie Closs

Marketing Team - Fran Lewis, Simon Shorrock, Kath Farnaby, Martha Graham, Jacqs Graham

Flyer/Programme - Mat Rees

Box Office Manager - Anna Bonnett

FoH - Mike Luckett, Peter Garrett

Bar Manager - Bill West

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Directed by Rachel Fleming

Studio:       14th-17th & 21st-24th February 2018


Committee Liaison: Rachael Lane


The Vagina Monologues is made up of various personal monologues read by a diverse group of women. Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, sex work, body image, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the various common names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.

Every year a new monologue is added to highlight a current issue affecting women around the world. In 2003, for example, Ensler wrote a new monologue, called Under the Burqa, about the plight of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. In 2004, Ensler also wrote a monologue called They Beat the Girl Out of My Boy. .. Or So They Tried after interviewing a group of women whose gender identity differed from their assigned gender at birth.

Every V-Day thousands of local benefit productions are staged to raise funds for local groups, shelters and crisis centres, working to end violence against women.