Image courtesy of  Field & McGlynn

Image courtesy of Field & McGlynn

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‘All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun’ Jean-Luc Godard

Last year, Louise started noticing girls and guns everywhere. She obsessed overthem in pop videos, felt a bit disgusted about them in video games, and tried not to see them in hardcore porn. And she wondered whether Godard was right.

This is a show about girls and guns. It’s a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script in front of you. It asks what it means to be a plot device, what it means to be a hero, and what it means to watch. Expect gun-twirling, line-dancing, Nancy-Sinatra-singing.

And me. And you.

A Girl and A Gun premiered at Contact Theatre, Manchester as part of Flying Solo Festival.

Past Dates:

Contact Theatre Manchester, Camden People's Theatre London, Compagnie Theater Amsterdam, Wardrobe Theatre Bristol, They Eat Culture Preston, Nottingham Playhouse, Bikeshed Exeter, Norwich Arts Centre, CCA Glasgow, Summerhall at Edinburgh Festival 2017.

If you'd like to enquire about touring please contact jen.smethurst@hotmail.com

The show is supported by Arts Council England, Contact Theatre (Manchester), The Albany (London), Camden People's Theatre (London), Buzzcut Residency supported by Jerwood Charitable Trust, and MC Amsterdam.

Like an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway devised by Marina Abramovic
— The Guardian
There is nowhere to hide for the performer or the viewer
— Norwich Eye
Louise Orwin’s multi-layered show about stereotypical gender roles in film raises issues around our own collusion as movie watchers
— Lyn Gardner
an extraordinary performer – a magnetic presence.
— Carole Woddis
one of the most powerful pieces I’ve seen in a long time...theatre is rarely this postmodern without being pretentious
— Elisa Haf
It is a very clever thing.
— Megan Vaugh
there is not a minute of this performance that is less than engaging... see this show if you possibly can
— Julian Swainson
the playwright performer is spectacular
— Urvashi Vashist
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