Hole

Author(s): Holly Spillar
Company: Pests Production
Age recommendation: 16+

Humour thrives on the uncomfortable, but rarely more purposefully than in Hole, Dorset-based artist-performer Holly Spillar’s new show.

Holly, who delivers the Young Writers programme at Lighthouse, is a charming young woman whose only want in life is to sing songs about vaginas and the NHS, which is how this comedy with original music, described as ‘Kate Bush colliding with Tim Minchin at full force’, came to be.

Hole, you see, addresses issues surrounding vaginismus, a commonplace—but rarely talked about—psychosomatic condition that makes penetrative sex painful if not impossible.

It’s clearly not the most obvious subject for a comedy, but it’s all too real and all too distressing for those who live with it.

Performances

Lighthouse, Poole

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