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The Fruit Trilogy: Avocado, Coconut, Pomegranate (2016)

  • Venue: Barber Studio
  • Duration: 75
  • Other: Post show discussion Thu 7 April. Adult themes explored. Nudity (full frontal), strong language and flashing lights.
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More Information on The Fruit Trilogy: Avocado, Coconut, Pomegranate (2016)

West Yorkshire Playhouse, in association with Southbank Centre, present the première of The Fruit Trilogy.

From Eve Ensler, global activist and Tony Award-winning writer of The Vagina Monologues, comes the world premiere of a trilogy of short plays, each giving a voice to ordinary women. Seen across a single evening, Avocado (Guardian’s 2015 Theatre Top 10), Pomegranate, and Coconut explore, with dark humour and intensity, the humanity behind the headlines.

A young woman takes a chaotic, shocking journey towards freedom.

From the bliss of her bathroom, a woman connects with the one thing she has never fully owned… her body.

Two women for sale. Another morning on the shelf.

There will be a Post Show Discussion on Thu 7 April. The panellists will be: 

Rose McCarthy
Rose is National Streams Coordinator for City of Sanctuary, a country-wide movement working to promote the positive contributions of asylum seekers and refugees and to welcome new people to the UK. Rose has previously worked as Volunteers Coordinator for the Refugee Council, assisting volunteers who supported refugee and asylum-seeking women.

Fiona Broadfoot
Fiona Broadfoot is a sex trade survivor, activist and experienced youth practitioner. She has also developed and delivered training to professionals. Fiona has over 20 years experience of working to prevent girls and young women being victims of violence, exploitation and abuse.

In Conversation With Eve Ensler

Sat 2 April, 5pm
Tickets £8 or £4 when purchased with a ticket for The Fruit Trilogy.
Discount will be applied when both events have been placed in the basket.

The Vagina Monologues‘ author discusses her work & life.

Book tickets for In Conversation With Eve Ensler

The Fruit Trilogy at Women of the World Festival Southbank Centre

Cast & Credits

Writer Eve Ensler / Director Mark Rosenblatt /


“ Searingly intense”

- The Guardian (on Avocado)

“ This is what theatre is for… Easily one of the most human and humane pieces of work I have seen”

- The Yorkshire Post (on Avoado)

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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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