The hit West End and Broadway show, The Vagina Monologues, is back on tour!
Become part of the 2 million men and women who have already witnessed one of the 3,000 performances and 25,000 fake orgasms as The Vagina Monologues comes to the Lichfield Garrick this September.
Based on author Eve Ensler’s ‘Vagina Interviews’, conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales give voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories.
Starring in the UK tour are three amazing actresses from the world of the TV and stage, including the brilliant Zaraah Abrahams (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road), the multi-talented Louisa Lytton (EastEnders, The Bill) and the legendary Wendi Peters (Coronation Street).
Wendi is best known for her role as Cilla Battersby Brown in Coronation Street, which led to appearances on many TV programmes, including Celebrity Mastermind, Adrenaline Junkie with Jack Osbourne, The F Word with Gordon Ramsey. In 2009 she was a finalist on Celebrity Masterchef. Other TV credits include ‘Podger’ Pam Jolly in Bad Girls (ITV); Out of the Blue and Cardiac Arrest (both BBC). Her film credits include Gyppo and Emily in Love and War.
She has recently finished a five month tour playing ‘Bet’ in April in Paris for Hulltruck Theatre Company directed by John Godber. Prior to that she toured with Northern Broadsides Theatre Company, where she received great reviews for her performance as Mrs Metherall in the first revival for 95 years of Harold Brighouse’s The Game.
She appeared in Grumpy Old Women 2 – Chin Up Britain on tour and at the Novello Theatre, London for a season, and toured Ireland with a one-woman play called Mrs Whippy, written by Cecelia Ahern.
Other theatre credits include: Hello, Dolly! and Guys and Dolls (UK Tours); Cindy in Sugar, Miss Electra in Gypsy (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds); Jan in Grease (Olympia Theatre, Dublin); Sue in A Slice of Saturday Night (Playhouse, Derby); Sally in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Hobby in Teachers (Hulltruck Theatre Company); Mrs Brown in Me and My Girl, Louise in Murder on the Nile, Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Poppy in Noises Off, Kate in Bedroom Farce (Palace Theatre, Westcliff); Wicked Queen in Snow White (Orchard Theatre, Dartford); Children Will Listen, which celebrated Stephen Sondheim’s 75th birthday (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Sondheim’s Follies in Concert (London Palladium).
Radio Credits include Friday Night is Music Night (BBC).
Zaraah is replacing Tiana Benjamin who, due to unforeseen circumstances, had to withdraw from the tour.
Zaraah hails from the prestigious Italia Conti Theatre School which launched her career from the tender age of ten.
Her first major role was appearing in the BBC’s There’s A Viking in My Bed and by the time she was 15, Nickelodeons ‘Girls in Love’.
It was at 17 that she joined the cast of Coronation Street as Joanne Jackson for two and a half years. She went on to play Michaela White in Waterloo Road and continued on to Waterloo Road’s, The Next Chapter.
Other credits include being a finalist in ITV’s Dancing on Ice and Clarissa in the feature film Payback Season.
Zaraah is delighted to return to the Vagina Monologues tour
Film credits include The Knot, Young High and Dead and American Pie “Book of Love”.
Louisa is best known for her roles as PC Beth Green in The Bill and Ruby Allen in EastEnders.
Other television work includes: Casualty, Luther, Identity and French and Saunders.
Theatre work includes Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream both for the British Shakespeare Company, Blood Royal, Peter Pan and Romeo and Juliet.
Louisa was also the youngest contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 coming in fifth place.
This riotous evening is the ultimate girls’ night out!
The Vagina Monologues is playing at the Lichfield Garrick on Thursday 29 September at 8pm. Tickets cost £19.50 and can be booked online at www.lichfieldgarrick.com or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.
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