Brunswick Picture House

30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

Vaudeville of the Vulva

A unique and hilarious comic cabaret, Vaudeville of the Vulva is an entertaining, yet educational, one-woman show, dripping with tongue-in-cheek humour as it explores modern society’s attitudes to female genitalia.

A contribution to the genre that includes The Vagina Monologues, the Vaudeville is written and superbly performed by actress, comedienne and sexual health activist, Laura-Doe. With seamless transitions between her “clever and creative” characters, the show also features The Vulva Underground — a troupe of unusually vocal velvet vulvae. Not to be confused with Puppetry of the Penis, this show is “funny, sexy and wise,” yet involves no nudity — instead it seeks to entertain, inspire and inform using humour and song.

“In the past hundred years we have seen pioneers such as Judy Chicago, Betty Dodson and Eve Ensler make groundbreaking contributions towards putting female genitalia on the map,” says Laura-Doe. “But the fact remains that for the majority of people, women’s genitals are hard to name accurately, if at all, and shrouded in mystery. Vaudeville of the Vulva is a light-hearted series of sketches that inform by entertaining. However, its motivation is serious as it seeks to gently lift the taboos and allow both women and men the freedom to speak about, understand and appreciate the very body parts that make women women. I use comedy and song to inform, to release tension and address our disempowering attitudes about this amazing area, through which we are all designed to enter the world.”

Laura-Doe recently toured the show across Australia, the US and UK. Very much at home on any stage, Laura-Doe has a natural talent for acting and comedy. A professional somatic sexologist, she is passionate about empowering people to understand and appreciate the immense power of their natural capacity for pleasure. When she is not entertaining, she gives coaching sessions and runs sexuality workshops through The yOniversity and develops educational tools such as The Vulvalicious Cushions and The Art and Science of Female Arousal (DVD).

Adult $30 | Concession $27