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Vagina Monologues [May. 16th, 2004|09:54 pm]
On Friday, Hilary and I treked up to Brookes to watch a production of "The Vagina Monologues". It was a benefit performance for a women's rights charity, so had a very good cast, free wine before hand etc.

The theatre at the Harcourt Hill campus wasn't huge, so there were perhaps 80 people there, of which only about 7 of us were male.... So, I got a few odd looks from the others there, but nothing to bad (eg chanting, burning at the stake, that sort of thing ;-)

The play is made up of a number of monologues, and linking text (spoken by many people), and these two bits were of different quality. The monologues themselves were amazing - they had really great actresses, and they did an excellent and moving job with them. They really did manage to take you into the story, be it laughter, sorrow, regret, whatever. Some of the best acting I've seen in a while.

The linking parts weren't quite so good though. It quickly became apparent that while the cast were very talented and well rehearsed, they hadn't spent much time practicing together. A few links were mis placed, a few late, and it kinda spoiled it. Still, the monologues took up most of the time, so they were the main part you took from it.

All in all, a very good night, despite the strange looks....