JEN­NINE PADGETT

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Spell­bind­ing, funny and al­most un­bear­ably mov­ing is how The Vagina Mono­logues has been de­scribed. And Townsville au­di­ences can make up their own minds when TheatreiNQ presents the world fa­mous, ta­boo break­ing pro­duc­tion be­tween Novem­ber 21 and De­cem­ber 2.

Di­rec­tor Terri Brabon says The Vagina Mono­logues gives voice to the un­speak­able and since its de­but 20 years ago, it has be­come a global move­ment and a cat­a­lyst for crit­i­cal con­ver­sa­tion.

“The mono­logues are very funny, sad, poignant and some­times a lit­tle con­fronting,” Brabon says.

“It is pow­er­ful theatre and all the per­form­ers are de­ter­mined to make it a great, en­ter­tain­ing and mem­o­rable theatre.”

Brabon, a stal­wart of Townsville theatre, says the pro­duc­tion, which brought to­gether a group of ac­tresses to em­body more than 200 char­ac­ters, cel­e­brates all the com­plex­i­ties and mys­ter­ies of be­ing a woman.

“The Vagina Mono­logues is such a pow­er­ful piece, as it starts con­ver­sa­tions that aren’t typ­i­cally spo­ken,” she says.

“Since I started work on the pro­duc­tion I find my­self hav­ing con­ver­sa­tions that I never had be­fore and I don’t re­ally know why I never did. “I’m glad I am hav­ing them now though.” The Townsville pro­duc­tion will in­clude lo­cal favourites Beth Hon­ey­combe, Emma Lam­ber­ton, Rachel Nutchey, Fad­uma Ali, Anna Vella-Sams, Nimisha Aithal, Keely Pronk, Rita Neale and Jen­nine Padgett. I’M a mum of two adult chil­dren who are my world. I’ve worked at Townsville Or­thodon­tic Spe­cial­ists as a re­cep­tion­ist for 23 years and love my job.

THE CAST FROM THEATREIINQ''S PRODUCTIION OF THE VAGIINA MONO­LOGUES.. PIICTURE:: ALIIX SWEENEY

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