Comedian and singer/songwriter Laura-Doe comes to London’s Bread and Roses Theatre next month with her hit one-woman cabaret about female genitalia Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva. Book you tickets now!
The production, which has been seen in America, Australia and the UK, and recently ran at the Brighton Fringe, plays at the Clapham venue from 4 to 8 June 2019.
Ever confused a Volvo with a vulva? A G-string with a G-spot? A missionary with a position? Dripping with tongue-in-cheek humour, Laura-Doe’s canny characters and unusually vocal velvet vulvae illuminate and entertain on the fertile topic of female genitalia. Taking the baton from Eve Ensler’s ground-breaking Vagina Monologues, Vaudeville of the Vulva leads us giggling and gasping into a deeper appreciation of this much maligned and misunderstood body part.
Hosted by an eccentric Oxford professor, and featuring a number of guests from the ‘Vulva Underground’, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva is a series of light-hearted sketches that inform by entertaining. It seeks to gently lift taboos, using comedy and song to release tension and create the freedom to speak about, understand and appreciate this amazing area through which we are all designed to enter the world.
It arrives in London shortly after the five-star run of another production intent of shrugging off taboos about female sexuality, Bella Heesom‘s Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself, which runs at Ovalhouse until 25 May.
“Vaudeville of the Vulva is family entertainment for the sexually mature, or those who’d like to be!
It all started with my mum, who wrote to me when I was pregnant to tell me to exercise my pelvic floor. She wanted to help me avoid being the 1 out of every 3 women that suffer from stress incontinence after childbirth.I needed to find a way to remember to exercise so I wrote a catchy little squeeze-along song called Do the Kegel. The Voices of Gaia performed it and women really loved it. Then a Californian woman called Dorrie Lane asked me to sell her Wondrous Puppets on my website. I found myself living with the largest collection of silk and velvet vulvae in the southern hemisphere, and before long they started to talk to me!”
Audiences who have seen Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva have been full of praise for the production, leaving comments including: ““It was WONDERFUL. Revolutionary, healing, funny, informative, connecting, inspiring,” “The whole show was so clever and funny; I can’t remember when I last laughed so much,” and “I left feeling elated.”
The summer season at the Bread and Roses Theatre is an eclectic mix of productions. Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva is joined in south London by shows including Glass Half Full’s comic drama about a woman trying to build a new life and a new relationship with her brother, Taking Liberties, Sisu Theatre’s double bill of new writing The Incursion and female-led drama about obsession and control, Conversations with Ed.
Vaudeville of the Vulva runs at the Bread and Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ from 4 to 8 June 2019 with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays 7.15pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
A professional somatic sexologist, Laura-Doe is passionate about empowering people to understand and appreciate their natural capacity for pleasure. When not entertaining, she gives sessions and runs sexuality workshops through The yOniversity and develops educational tools such as The Vulvalicious Cushions, The Art & Science of Female Arousal DVD and the yOnilates programme of pelvic floor empowerment. Her diverse career has taken her from lecturing at North London University to working as a corporate trainer for Apple, while also performing and studying performance.