Live Art Club: Louise Orwin – Oh Yes Oh No


Norwich Arts Centre

October 30, 2019 from 20:00 to 23:00

Pay What You Can Afford £4-£12

A show about asking for what you want “Brave, taboo-breaking work” – The Guardian “Bold, brave work, and all the better for being filled with the voices of real women who, by speaking out, are staking a claim for their own erotic agency” – The Guardian “Startling and resonant show questioning female desire and its relation to rape culture” – The Stage “Awe-inspiring for its optimism, for the sight it offers of someone trying to do something honest and uncomplicatedly brave in a broken system” Exeunt This is a show about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. It’s about understanding what you want, and wondering how the hell to ask for it. Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin asks the difficult questions as she takes you on a surreal joyride through femme sexuality and violence. Made exclusively with the candid input of those willing to talk openly and honestly about their sex lives, this one-woman show interrogates identity, consent and power play. Featuring explicit XXX, Barbie’n’Ken role-play, a heady mix of pop culture references, and sound design by Alicia Jane Turner (THIS IS HOW WE DIE composer), the show explores sexuality and who gets to have a say in it. This show is for anyone who has ever struggled to find their sexual voice, or questioned the sexual culture they were brought up in. Oh Yes Oh No dares to speak about a subject which is rarely addressed publicly, especially in the wake of #MeToo. Steady yourself to rethink desire, and then watch her smash it all to pieces. Trigger Warning: This show features explicit content and descriptions of sexual violence 16+ Included in the 2019 British Council Showcase. OH YES OH NO is supported by Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Camden People’s Theatre, Live Art Development Agency and Live Art Bistro. Louise Orwin website LIVE ART CLUB Breaking rules, defying traditions, resisting definitions and asking awkward questions. Immerse yourself in a series of live happenings in a relaxed venue*. * Norwich Arts Centre warmly welcomes everyone to experience live art in a relaxed space. Come and go as you please. Social media tweets and (no flash) photos encouraged. Engage or disengage. Live art should be experienced with an open mind and a sense of humour. There’s no theatre etiquette and no judgement here.

Venue Details

Norwich Arts Centre St. Benedict's Street, Norwich