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Arts Diary: Esther to star in monologues role.

LIVERPOOL television presenter Esther McVey is to appear in the controversial show The Vagina Monologues at Liverpool's Empire Theatre, it was revealed last night.

She is the long awaited third performer - described as an `` amazing woman'' - to take part in the show created by New Yorker Eve Ensler The two others already announced are Wirral-born actress Jean Boht - Nellie Boswell from the TV comedy series Bread - and soap star Anita Dobson from EastEnders.

Esther McVey will only appear in the production in Liverpool.

The show, opening at the Empire Theatre on June 16, is based on a series of interviews conducted by Ms. Ensler.

Sheaskeda number of women intimate questions about normally taboo subjects like birth, sex, orgasm, and relationships. The results she turned into a play which has been critical and commercial success from New York to the West End.

A percentage of the Empire Theatre's takings will be donated to the Liverpool Women's and Children's Aid Centre, a charitable organisation that provides refuge for families escaping domestic violence.
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Date:May 20, 2003
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