Oh yes oh no

⭐⭐⭐⭐ - The Stage            ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - LondonTheatre1         ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - EverythingTheatre          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - WebCowGirl

brave, taboo-breaking work
— Lyn Gardner
Startling and resonant show questioning female desire and its relation to rape culture
— The Stage
a piece to be talked about, once you’ve found the words
— LondonTheatre1
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
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 trying to understanding what you want, and wondering how the hell to ask for it.

Oh Yes Oh No invites 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 life, including survivors of sexual trauma, Louise is unafraid to ask the difficult questions as she interrogates identity, consent and power play.

Featuring explicit XXX, Barbie’n’Ken role-play, a heady mix of pop culture references, and original sound design by Alicia Jane Turner, 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. It asks who gets to speak, who gets to have a voice, and ultimately aims to give a voice back to those who have had their voices and bodies taken from them.  How can you re-claim your voice and your body when these things have been stripped from you? And how do you navigate a landscape of hyper-sexuality and increasing sex positivity when the mere act of asking for what you want can be the hardest thing? 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.

Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Live Art Development Agency and Live Art Bistro.

Oh Yes Oh No will be heading to Summerhall for Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase in August 2019, and touring through 2019 and 2020.

Please email michael@louiseorwin.com for bookings and touring enquiries.

Alongside the show, Louise has also been running workshops themed around the show's research. The OH YES OH NO workshops are available for bookings, and are due to take place alongside the show as it tours. Please find more info below.