So you think you know your vagina, huh?
Introducing playful theatre at its absolute finest (and rawest), Flaps presents a myriad of amazingly funny and at times extremely emotional skits that illustrate the ins and outs of the world’s most highlighted organ, the almighty vagina.
Brie Hill and Emily Campbell have worked extensively on a piece that highlights the beauty of females in all shapes, forms, tastes, smells and flavours - an artistic play that makes any viewer feel empowered as they walk out of this un-usually comfortable, cushiony set. Definitely one to let your hair down in - no matter where you may find it!
Although this work of art is humorous and tongue-in-cheek on surface, themes of darkness and oppression allow for contrast and oscillate between scenes and characters. Real-life issues are critiqued, sung about and alleviated by a highly talented cast. Performers spoke and moved with such finesse, it was easy to want to have a sleep over with all of them after the show. As they interacted with their audience, you could tell that this play was no walk in the park - tears, sweat and passion seeped through with every segment, and then you were confronted with a ballad about putting your tampon in at the wrong angle. (Really wanting to download it actually).
This performance is full of all the classic clichés you want - dancing singing, laughs, cries, you got it. The difference is that these women are playing with prevalent issues, issues that are independent of gender, sexuality or set binaries that we are all under the jurisdiction of today. Taboos around sex and the abject-self are seldom talked about in such a digestible manner, and for that I applaud these women. They have absolutely set a high tone for difficult subject matter to enter a community discourse and make everyone with a vagina feel fucking proud to have one.
What’s Good are thoroughly excited to see what comes next.