Oh Yes Oh No

Theatre (performance art, solo show)

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  • Summerhall - Cairns Lecture Theatre
  • 19:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Louise Orwin
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a Sexual Nature, descriptions of sexual violence, strobe Lighting, flashing lights, Strong Language/Swearing.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

This is about having sexual fantasies that don't align with your politics. About understanding what you want and wondering how to ask for it. Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin asks the difficult questions, taking you on a surreal joyride through female sexuality and violence. Using recorded interviews and Barbie'n'Ken role play, Oh Yes Oh No is a provocative look at sexuality and who gets to have a say in it. Steady yourself to rethink desire and then watch her smash it all to pieces. 'Brave, taboo-breaking work' (Guardian). Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once into the courtyard, get to the front of the Royal Dick Pub, take the alleyway to your left, around the back of the large tent. Through the doors; the venue is then up the stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Kate Gaul 130 days ago

Oh Yes Oh No - This is about sexual fantasies, politics personal safety. A confronting joyride through games, violence and personal trauma – a couple of walkouts and nervous looks towards the exits from others, those who stayed gave performance artist Louise Orwin a standing ovation. She’s terrific. Personal trauma as drama isn’t for me so I am leaving this at two cheese crumbs (if that reference eludes you check out my FB). Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019.


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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

A lot to think about and a cleverly constructed show with a genuinely moving, and unexpected, end.

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An Organised Mess 120 days ago

Lucy Orwin’s production, Oh Yes Oh No takes everything taboo and faces it head on. Initially through humour and then through stark realities of life beyond the acceptance of taboos.

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Exeunt 126 days ago

Sex is an exclamation mark. The orgasm, the FUCK YEAH, the spanking, the hurt, the horror. Sex is a question mark. If only we could be bodies swimming in the dark together. If only it were that easy. This show gave me lots of ????? and lots of !!!!! Louise...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 131 days ago

Lots of productions at the Fringe market themselves as “taboo-breaking”, but Oh Yes Oh No really is. Louise Orwin’s solo show peels back the darker side of female sexuality, asking why it is that so many women—herself included—get off on rape fantasies. How can you reclaim your own desire when...

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