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Lucy Lawless
The Vagina Monologues
14 February - 16 March 2002

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NZ Herald Review:
Trio capture vast range of experiences - 15 February 2002

Metro Magazine - February 2002 - I Am Woman - Gilbert Wong talks to Lucy Lawless about vaginas (and her role in The Vagina Monologues). It's a very interesting piece and I think a telling point in the interview was Lucy's loss for her love of acting during Xena. A refreshingly honest interview - typical Lucy candour.

NZ Herald - 16 February 2002
Advertisements for the play The Vagina Monologues
have run into trouble with a magazine publisher and raised the decibels on talkback radio. The Australasian edition of Time magazine has refused to run an advertisement featuring the play's poster image - a photo of a vertical pair of female lips - saying it was unsuitable for publication.

Lawless shows no fear in latest intimate role -
NZ Herald 2 February 2002 - Click for pdf file
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The New Zealand Herald which has an interview with Lucy about the upcoming play The Vagina Monologues in New Zealand

5 photos and the article from Pavement Magazine - February/March 2002 - Pavement magazine interviews Lucy about the Vagina Monologues.

Sunday Star Times - Lucy's Private Parts are Out In the Open
Pregnant actress Lucy lawless is headlining the Auckland production of controversial American play The Vagina Monologues and National Radio's Kim Hill will guest star in the Wellington version. 

NZ Sunday News - Publicity for Vagina Monologues. Danielle Cormack will also be starring in the play.

The Sydney Morning Herald - 5 February 2002 - Lawless Liberation - article about Lucy in the Vagina Monologues

NZ Herald - 2 November 2002 - Lawless Tipped For the Stage




The Vagina Monlogues reveals a series of different women's stories and experiences involving their genitalia. The piece was born when playwright Ensler realized that her work, mostly about women, was missing a physiological connection. Ensler told PBOL,"I couldn't be thinking about [liberating women] without thinking about vaginas. I wanted to know about what women were feeling about their vaginas. As I talked to women, I was so awed and amazed by what people were telling me that I began to think, 'there's a [theatre] piece here.'" quote is from Playbill

Review of Lucy's performance

If Lucy Lawless came third in the trio, it was not by much. Yes, she can act. No, there was not a single trace of Xena. She handled the lighter bits with obvious relish, and when she took on the character of a Bosnian woman who had been raped with a rifle, the death on her face, the emptiness of her voice, were shattering.

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Lucy Lawless - The Vagina Monologues


Lucy Lawless

Madeleine Sami

Danielle Cormack