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School staff to direct charity performance of The Vagina Monologues

'All of the issues are sadly still really relevant'

27 January, 2020 — By Samantha Booth

Rehearsing at Castlehaven Community Centre – back row, from left: Charlotte Harker, Eka Browndy, Chelsea-Louise Berlin; front: Allison David, Sarah Michael, Phoebe White and Chaya Overlander 

PRIMARY school staff are directing a perfor­mance of The Vagina Monologues to raise money for a domestic abuse support charity.

Rhyl Primary School support workers Sarah Michael and Allison David will lead the 18-strong cast on February 14 and 15 at Theatro Technis.

The play was written by Eve Ensler and first performed in 1996 in New York.

It explores topics from consent to body image and periods. It started V-Day, the global movement to end violence against all women and girls, and each year the play is performed across the world.

Ms David, who also works at Castlehaven Community Centre, said: “It’s really important because unfortunately all the issues that come up in the play are still really pertinent. Violence against women is still a huge issue and just all of the issues are sadly still really relevant.”

Money raised will go to Solace Women’s Aid. Advance tickets: ticketsource.co.uk/vdaycamden

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