Monday, October 09, 2006


It would be easy to be cynical about the Vag1na Monologues and I guess that whilst I was up for the night out (the lovely K had got tickets) I hadn't really thought too much about what to expect.

I have to say though, it was a top night out. A mixture of dark and light, serious and hilarious.

The three presenters Natalie Cassey (probably best know for Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), Nikki Sanderson (sp? off of Corrie apparently) and newsreader Carol Barnes, similarly brought a variety of angles to the piece and provided nicely contrasting styles and tones.

Natalie Cassey was really what made it though, she totally threw herself into it (a bit stage school pretension at times – bare-foot and cross-legged on her stool, but generally forgivable) and her earthy manner and comfort with ad libbing suited the material perfectly.

A fantastic laugh and definitely one for a girlie night out (thanks K!).

That said a few blokes had been brave enough. Though they might have regretted that at the point just after the interval when they were made to all stand up. They were teased a little, but generally applauded – or as Natalie put it “it takes some balls to come back in here after all this flap talk”.

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