Vagina Monologues Lives on at the New Ambassador

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Although soon to close at the Arts Theatre, Vagina Monologues will live on in London.

From Feb. 26, Eve Ensler's hit show Vagina Monologues will make itself at home once again at London's New Ambassador's Theatre.

Monologues began its life in the West End last year at the New Ambassador's. The show then transferred from the New Ambassador's to the Arts Theatre, and has been playing on an extended run at the Arts since October 2001. Vagina Monologues is to close at the Arts on Feb. 23, but its run will continue to extend as the show moves back to its original West End venue in no time at all.

The current cast at the Arts comprises Caprice, Helen Lederer, and Gina Yashere. Vagina Monologues has just received an Olivier Awards nomination in the category of Best Entertainment.

Further details are yet to be announced.

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Since its first appearance in New York City in 1996, The Vagina Monologues has been a focal point for the modern woman in the U.S., and returned to London in 2001 after two successful annual gala events.

The show offers a continually changing cast of three high-ranking actresses - each exploring the pain, power and excitement of their vaginas in a series of monologues. Celebrities who have taken part in the London production so far include Maureen Lipman, Edie Falco, Amy Irving, Dannii Minogue, Kika Markham, Meera Syal, and Jerry Hall.

The Vagina Monologues had initially confirmed a limited run at London's New Ambassadors Theatre until June 3 in 2001, but due to its popularity has continued to extend since then.

—by Theatrenow