Michelle Gomez is to join the cast of The Vagina Monologues, at the New Ambassadors Theatre, from 3rd June 02. She will join Samantha Bond and Andrea Oliver up to 22nd June 02 (Jenny Eclair leaves the show 1st June 02)

Michelle Gomez is currently starring as 'Janice' in the TV programme "The Book Club". She has worked extensively with the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. Her London theatre credits include Anthony Page's production of "Sleep With Me" at the Royal National Theatre in 1999. Her films include "Soft Touch".

Samantha Bond's London theatre credits include "Three Tall Women" at the Wyndham's in 1995; "The Ends of the Earth" at the National in 1996; "Amy's View" at the National and Aldwych theatres in 1997, " The Memory of Water" at the Vaudeville in 1999; and "Dinner with Friends" at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001. She is also well known for her characterisation of 'Moneypenny' in the James Bond films.

Andrea Oliver has sung with bands 'Rip Rig and Panic' and 'The Wild Bunch'. She performed a monologue at "The Vagina Monologues" gala earlier this year at the Royal Albert Hall and hosted a radio show on GLR for three years..

The Vagina Monologues closes at the New Ambassadors on 22nd June 02. It will then transfer back to the Arts theatre from 25th June to 12th Oct 02

The show originally opened at the New Ambassadors Theatre on 10th May 01. It then transferred to the Arts Theatre on 23rd Oct 01 and then transferred back to the New Ambassadors on 26th Feb 02. It is now returning to the Arts Theatre 25th June 02

The Vagina Monologues is written by Eve Ensler, designed by Bunny Christie with lighting by Chris Davey.

Based on interviews with a diverse group of women - from a Long Island antique dealer to a Bosnian refugee - the play brazenly explores the humour, power, pain, wisdom, outrage, mystery and excitement hidden in vaginas.


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