The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler - for The Snowdrop Project

01 May 2022 19:30 - 22:00

This exciting production of the Vagina Monologues is coming to Sheffield for one night only, fundraising for the fantastic Snowdrop Project - a South Yorkshire based charity providing long term holistic support to empower survivors of human trafficking in the UK to recover from their past and to rebuild their future.

Your full ticket price (minus £1 booking fee) will go directly to Snowdrop. Their production of this landmark work in women’s empowerment echoes the story of The Snowdrop Project, from one woman’s idea and mission to meet the needs of survivors to the movement of support and campaigning for survivor rights that it is today.

This story, and many of the individual stories within it, also mirror the experiences of survivors supported by Snowdrop. This show is the brainchild of three friends who are passionate about combining theatre and activism; Lara Bundock, CEO of The Snowdrop Project, Catherine Newsome, Civil Servant and Chair of Midland Players Amateur Theatre Company and Sam Islam, a Transport Systems Engineer.

They hope their innovative production of this famous work will not only entertain and educate, there will be a few laughs too and also leave you feeling empowered and invigorated to continue the fight for all marginalised voices in today’s society!

Please note: this show covers themes of sex, including: sexual language, pleasure, abuse and violence. There are topics that may be difficult or upsetting for some. As such it is recommended this is not suitable for people under the age of 14. There will be further details about the content of each section of the show available to allow audience members to step away and return if they need to.

Seating will be unallocated and cabaret style. The venue has a bar (card and cash) and there will be other fundraising activities such as a tombola and cake stall (cash only) during the intervals.

About The Snowdrop Project

The Snowdrop Project is a Sheffield-based charity that empowers survivors of human trafficking to live lives free from their past. The Snowdrop Project provides holistic, long-term community-based support to survivors in the UK to recover from their past, have hope for their future and reach a place of independence. You can read more about The Snowdrop Project on their website www.snowdropproject.co.uk/, and hear direct from survivors on why Snowdrop’s support was so important for the:www.snowdropproject.co.uk/survivor-stories

About the play

The Vagina Monologues was written in 1996 by noted American activist Eve Ensler and quickly grew from award winning theatrical phenomenon to the catalyst for the V day and One Billion Rising movements to eliminate violence against women and girls. The play comprises a range of performance pieces based on the stories of women around the world that highlight the complexity and scope of the female experience; encompassing difficult topics from assault to childbirth whilst seeking to ultimately enlighten and empower both theatre makers and audiences alike.

In 2022, this play remains more critical than ever in helping to bring to the front the challenges facing women that have come to light during the pandemic and the importance of shared empathy and mutual understanding in the journey to true equality and inclusion for all.

Prices

£13.00

Additional Information

Doors open at 19:00, the bar will be open after the show

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