Have I Told You I'm Writing a Play About My Vagina?

Theatre (comedy, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Bea's vagina can narrate, DJ, and dance, but she can't have sex. Vag's Bea refuses to hear her issues. A will-they-or-wont-they odd couple that happen to be anatomically attached. This coming-of-age story (medically speaking) asks if we can learn to embrace the freak in the sheets. Chucked Up Theatre penetrates the core of this uncomfortable topic with sensitivity, experimentation and 'an unabashed sense of feminist fun' (OxfordOpeningNight.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Audience enters from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps from the street into the building. A temporary ramp is available when required. The Sanctuary has level access from front of house. The audience enter down the side of a raked seating rig, with one row of seats on the floor and several further rows accessed via steps on a central aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 20 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
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Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Brian Rust 105 days ago

SO good. I loved the use of dance as a metaphor for trying to get more in tune with your own body, and I thought the writing did an amazing job of taking something that in the wrong hands could have sounded like a medical lecture or an after school special and turning it into something fun, gripping and relatable. I really look forward to seeing what this group does next!

Frank Bown 114 days ago

Well written, great performance, surprisingly funny, a really good pick!

Aylie Yousif 117 days ago

This was such a brilliant show!! Beautifully written and the performance was amazing. So glad to see shows taking on the normalization of “uncomfortable” topics like this. Yes to conversations about AFAB folx issues! Everyone go see this show!!!

Ashley Shiers 117 days ago

Fantastic show. Funny in just the right places, extremely well performed and well written. A must see

Denise Connolly 118 days ago

I love this show. It’s funny and poignant, sharp and insightful. The actors are fantastic. The playwright has made accessible an issue that many women suffer in silence, embarrassment and shame. She’s done this so cleverly. Bravo. Everyone should see this show.

Sarah Corcoran 118 days ago

This is simply the best thing I saw whilst at the Fringe. Beautifully written and played with skill and sensitivity. Everything about this show was well done, even sound and lighting.

A clever thoughtful production about our relationship with our bodies. It may be titled Vagina but it could be any part on anyone.

I laughed and cried and cannot wait for their next production.

The cast and writer definitely ones to watch.

Come on C4, BBC snap this one up.

Fleur 119 days ago

I absolutely LOVED this show and can’t recommend it enough. Written so bravely and yet with such an ease, I laughed the whole way through and was captured by the brilliant acting throughout. A must see! When you go you’ll laugh, learn, see genuinely great theatre at the fringe (rare!) and get to experience brilliant writing and acting.

Nupur Nair 120 days ago

This was such a wonderfully written piece and was performed so well. The actors are incredibly talented and natural. I enjoyed it, laughing all the way, learnt a lot too! A bit of education, laughter and lots of other emotion. 100% for female empowerment and representation on stage! Highly recommended.

Rahul Mathasing 120 days ago

Absolutely brilliant; insightful and compelling with a heap of humour! Fantastic performances and well directed, and the tech behind was beautifully done, fitting perfectly to match the mood and tone all the way through - a definite must see.

Sammy 120 days ago

This is EASILY one of the best shows at the Fringe. Yaaaasssssss for empowering female representation on stage!

Sue F 120 days ago

Best show I saw in Edinburgh. Entertaining all round, very funny and enlightening. I laughed a lot, cried a little and learned something. Brilliant piece of new writing, excellently and energetically brought to life by the players, and spot-on true to life. Highly recommended.

Chess 125 days ago

Definitely worth a watch! The play was very cleverly written - both informative about the condition vaginismus and funny too. Honestly written and well performed!

Lorna Meehan 126 days ago

Hilarious, warm, honest and inventive. Makes something I've recently discovered about my body a lot less crushing and solitary cause of its simple and profound message, listen to your body over all the other voices that tell you how it should feel. Thank you.

Ben L 130 days ago

I have no vagina, yet I enjoyed this immensely. The concept is brilliant, the two performers exhibit the chemistry everyone wishes they would have with a vagina, and the writing is funny.


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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 109 days ago

Bea’s vagina isn’t happy. Now, it takes centre stage in narrating her personal journey to sexual discovery (quite literally played by the charming Lottie Amor). Introspective and intimate, this two-hander delves into the pain and confusion faced by Bea – and her vagina – as she suffers of vaginismus. We...

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The F Word 111 days ago

Watching this show is both a hilarious and heart-warming experience, though what makes the deepest impression upon me is the range of ages and genders I can see among the crowd, and their reactions to the story created before them. In one hour the two-woman show generates ripples of understanding and establishes a deep emotional connection with the audience. Seeing such a diverse group of people appreciate both the comic and raw aspects of Ella Langley’s story is unbelievably touching.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 112 days ago

Hiding behind one of those titles which suggests it may be trying a little too hard to be noticed in the Fringe programme is a two-handed play which is smart, funny and devoted to the exploration of its subject with an open-hearted grace which tangibly has the whole room warming...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 112 days ago

My vagina would like to personally thank this production...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 112 days ago

Incredible acting, incredible dancing, and an incredibly important message...

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

In 2016, Isley Lynn wrote the widely praised Skin a Cat, a play about her struggle to have sex because she had vaginismus, a psychosomatic condition that caused her intense pain during penetration. Ella Langley’s new two-hander, Have I Told You I’m Writing A Play About My Vagina?, treads much...

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