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A Girl and a Gun by Louise Orwin

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 8:00pm
Louise Orwin’s multi-layered show about stereotypical gender roles in film raises issues around our own collusion as movie watchers Lyn Gardner
 

A Girl and A Gun Trailer from Louise Orwin on Vimeo.

‘All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun’ // JEAN-LUC GODARD

 
Last year, Louise started seeing girls and guns everywhere. She obsessed over them on YouTube, mar-velled over them in music videos, felt a bit disgusted about them in video games, and tried not to see them in hardcore porn. She began to ponder what it was about that coupling that was so attractive. 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 wonders what the difference might be in watching something on screen and experiencing something live. It is a show that asks what it means to be a hero, what it means to be a plot device, and what it means to watch.
 
This show is a challenge to Godard, every other film which star girls and guns as plot devices, and the audiences that watch them. It is also an admission and manifestation of ambiguity: Louise’s own confusion, as a woman, at being simultaneously repulsed and attracted to the kind of imagery and archetypes the show  explores.
 
Expect gun-twirlin’, play-actin’ and Nancy-Sinatra- dancin’.
 
And me. And you. 
 

About the artist

Louise is a Live Artist, researcher, writer and performer. Her work spans the live and the recorded with in-carnations in performance, video and photography. She is preoccupied with liveness, awkwardness, femininity and masochism-but above all, she likes to have fun.
Website: http://louiseorwin.com 
 

Press

★★★★★ “the playwright performer is spectacular” Urvashi Vashist
★★★★“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 
 

 

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Dates & Times: Wednesday 9th November 2016
 
Doors: 7.50. Start: 8pm.
  
Tickets: £8 / £6 concession (2for1 student deal £8 - limited tickets) 
20% discount on Group Booking of 10+
 
Purchase tickets from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets, Skiddle or in person from The Continental's Bar (01772 499 425)  
 
Notes: 
* Running Time: 70 minutes (no interval) 
* Suitable for 14+ (Please note the show contains swearing, guns, and implied sexual and physical violence) 
 

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