You Once Said Yes
Look Left Look Right
Formed in 2005, Look Left Look Right is a documentary-theatre company specialising in the creation of site-specific, immersive and verbatim theatre in ‘live’ locations. The company prides itself on finding places of interest and intrigue, and sensitively layering its stories upon the day-to-day comings and goings of these spaces. Prioritising real people’s words and language, Look Left Look Right undertakes extensive local research and interviews to truly get under the skin of the environments it works in.
For You Once Said Yes, the company teams up with award-winningTrippplicate writers Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Katie Lyons to bring a unique theatrical experience to their audiences - by placing them at the centre of the action. Weaving through the hidden alleys of the city, participants are requested to leave their possessions and preconceptions behind as they are guided through a series of one-to-one encounters. With no spectators in the show, an individual’s interactions with the characters they meet will determine the path they take in this distinctive production, which won a Fringe First and a Total Theatre award when it was premiered in Edinburgh in 2011. Knowing and expecting you, a cast of compelling characters and their thrilling stories await anyone willing to utter the magic words ‘Yes’.
NB: Audience members need to be prepared to walk around Edinburgh and engage in conversations for 90 minutes. As the show is outdoors, participants are asked to dress appropriately.
In the press
"A show that invites you to run with an unfolding series of one-on-one encounters across the city… it’s magical and unforgettable" The Telegraph
"You need to say yes and jump in to enjoy this exhilarating city-wide ride… constantly surprising – even when you think you've got the measure of it" The Guardian
WriterKatie Lyons, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Number of people on stage13 (dependent on location)
Number of people in touring company15
Scale of venueUnconventional Space
Minimum performance spaceVariable
Text-basedMedium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)
Also contains:Live Music
VenueUnderbelly, 56 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
Production dates12 – 25 August
Production times1230 – 1600 (start time every 10 minutes)
Duration90 MINS (no interval)
Audience capacity18 per day (one person per time slot)
Bury St Edmunds
Contact for touring
Tel: +44 (0)7789 070505
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