Louise Orwin: A Girl and a Gun
Wickham Theatre, Cantocks Close, BS8 1UP
WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS PERFORMANCE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
‘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, marvelled 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.
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