Bea wants to get drunk and get laid, as often as possible and with no strings attached, but she has a problem. Whenever anything tries to enter her vagina, it hurts. A lot. It’s like her vagina closes up and throws a tantrum about the probing finger, penis or sex toy, and it’s ruining Bea’s life. In Ella Langley’s tentative but hopeful new play on living with and overcoming Vaginismus, Bea’s vagina is suitably personified and Bea must get Vag to trust her again.
The epic journeys, high tragedy, gods and monsters in Greek myths provide theatremakers with a wealth of source material for new works. In this new play with music, Jack Fairey scales down The Iliad to an intimate three characters and gives it a gay spin. As Achilles and his best friend Patroclus wait at their army’s camp with their Trojan prisoner Briseis, they consider the ethics of how women are treated in war, and Achilles and Patroclus realise they are more than just mates.