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

I’m going to talk to you about sex, not the sex of cheap mass produced erotica, not the oh-god-oh-yes-oh-no performance sex of porn, not the sex that men want and women aren’t sure if they want it or not because they’ve never known anything else, but real sex, with real bodies. And in this conversation, [almost] everyone is allowed to speak.

This is a show about trying to understand what you want, and wondering how the fuck to ask for it. It’s also about fucking. And wondering how the fuck to make a show about fucking.

Expect home videos, bodice-ripping yarns, keys in the bowl, explicit XXX, your mouth/mine, and a terrible Radiohead cover.

Steady yourself…. OH YES OH NO is taking questions from the floor, and it’s about to answer loud and clear.

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

OH YES OH NO headlined Camden People's Theatre's new sex-themed festival HOTBED, and ran from April-May 2017


The show is available to tour. Please email jen.smethurst@hotmail.com for more details.

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.