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Vagina Monologues: Preview

The University of Manchester’s Students’ Union puts on another production of The Vagina Monologues, following on from the success last year

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The Students’ Union Women’s Campaign are once again presenting a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, every night a 7:30pm from the 8th – 10th February.  The production will take place in Academy 3 in the Students’ Union.

The Vagina Monologues is based on Eve Ensler’s ‘vagina interviews’ conducted with 200 women from across the world, gathering their tales and giving a voice to each of their individual experiences as women.

Each monologue aims to take on part of the feminine experience, covering subjects such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth and the common names for the vagina. The running theme of the monologues is how the vagina can be a tool for female empowerment and how it embodies feminine individuality.

Jess Lishak, Women’s Officer of the Students’ Union, told The Mancunion that they decided to run another production this year due to the “huge success of last year’s production.”

Tickets are £5 each, with all proceeds going to help fund the student support worker set up at Manchester Rape Crisis to provide specialist counselling to women students who have experienced sexual violence.

Manchester Rape Crisis (MRC) is a confidential support service for women who have been raped or sexually abused.

Last year’s event sold out in hours, so they’ve added an extra night and increased capacity to ensure more people have the opportunity to see it this time around.

There will also be new monologues written by the cast members as well, so if you were able to see it last year, it is definitely still worth coming again.

Tickets can be bought at the Student Union reception or through their website. For any enquiries or specific access needs, email jess.lishak@manchester.ac.uk.

This play comes with trigger warnings for discussions of rape and transphobia