Leaking From Every Orifice

DOI: 10.5040/9781408161128.00000021
Roles: Male (0) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Leaking From Every Orifice is a forthright monologue about motherhood, told by a woman who thinks womanhood is crap, and being a mother is insufferable. The story begins, she tells us, when she was performing Dowie’s own earlier play about gender, Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt?, and she met an old friend who hated the play. Being a mother and having the capacity to nurture, said the old friend, made everything else unimportant. So Leaking From Every Orifice is the story of how a lesbian became pregnant with a gay man, and struggled through nauseating baby-books and patronising antenatal classes to discover for herself what motherhood means.

Leaking From Every Orifice was first presented at the 1993 Bisexual Conference, Nottingham.

From Why Is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?


Bloomsbury Publishing

Claire Dowie

ISBN: 9780413710901

Series: Modern Plays

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