The Coolidge Effect
Director & co-Writer
You watch porn. Right? You don' t have to tell us. That's not what this is about.
In 2017, pornography is all around us and the amount we watch it is growing at an exponential rate: in the UK alone, 10 million porn videos are consumed every day.
As society's access of pornography increases, so can our unwillingness to talk about it. The Coolidge Effect seeks to break this taboo.
Devised from interviews with porn advocates, addicts, mental health experts and scientists, these unique stories and viewpoints are told through four intertwining narratives: George, a Gameboy wielding teenager; Gary, a father lost in the depths of his own addiction; Gail, a pioneering porn producer and Retrospect, an ex-porn addict who wants you to understand.
The Coolidge Effect uses an interactive blend of storytelling, poetry and science to examine how pornography affects our mental health, relationships and sexual experiences.
The show received a Special Commendation as part of 'The Suitcase Prize' at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich at PULSE festival 2017.
Writers Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon
Performer Robbie Gordon
Designer Cat McLauchlan
Lighting Designer Benny Goodman
Producers Ailie Crerar and Hector Macpherson Brown
HOME (INCOMING FESTIVAL) - 1 JULY 2018
NEW DIORAMA THEATRE (INCOMING FESTIVAL) - 30 JUNE 2018
NEW DIORAMA THEATRE - 18 NOVEMBER 2017
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE - 20 OCTOBER 2017
TRON THEATRE - 27 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
TRAVERSE THEATRE - 20 - 22 SEPTEMBER 2017
NEW WOLSEY THEATRE (PULSE FESTIVAL) - 2 JUNE 2016
CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE - 22 MARCH 2016
Went to see The Coolidge Effect performance tonight for the second time and i was still as inspired as the first time I went to see it 😭— Millie Innes (@milliecinnes) September 30, 2017