A ‘HILARIOUS look at your pelvic floor’ is being promised at a show in Otley this month.

Comedian Elaine Miller will present Gusset Grippers at Otley Labour Rooms on Saturday, June 22.

The show, which casts a wry look at issues that can lead to bladder, pelvic floor or bowel problems, enjoyed a successful run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

It is coming to Otley thanks to Otley Women Together who say some important health messages will be included amongst the laughter.

The group’s publicity poster for the event describes it as ‘a hilarious look at your pelvic floor with comedian, physiotherapist, mother of three and recovered incontinent Elaine Miller’.

It adds: “She wants you to laugh, not leak!

“Find out what your pelvic floor is, what it does and what to do with yours if you think it’s a bit wonky.”

Otley Women Together member Gill Brook is an experienced women’s health professional.

She says the audience is in for a fun - and educational - treat.

She said: “As a women’s health and pelvic physiotherapist myself, I am aware of how many women (and men, if to a lesser extent) have issues with their bladder, pelvic floor or bowels.

“Because of the nature of the problem many people are too embarrassed to talk about it or seek professional help in a timely manner.

“Others think it is the ‘norm’, especially after childbirth or in relation to menopause and ageing.

“It’s not!

“Elaine has appeared in the media recently; on Woman’s Hour in January and on BBC Breakfast in May.

“I saw her Edinburgh show last year and thought she’d be the ideal person to put across the message that our pelvic floors are important, in an entertaining way.

“Expect an evening of truly alternative comedy!”

Space at the venue is limited and anyone interested in attending is encouraged to book their tickets in advance by sending an e-mail to: gill.brook@lineone.net . Tickets - which will also be for sale on the door - cost £5 and the doors will open at 7.30pm.

Elaine Miller is a founding member of Pelvic Roar - a physiotherapy led campaign group that works to increase awareness about pelvic health issues and associated conditions.