The Coolidge Effect

Dates and Times

Wed 22 March at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Presented by Wonder Fools


You watch porn.  Right?  You don’t have to tell us.  That’s not what this is about.’

The amount we access online pornography is growing at an exponential rate.  In the UK alone, there are 10 million porn sessions per day.

What if it is not the act of sex, but variety of sexual experience that is crucial to human arousal?

The Coolidge Effect, assesses the evolving relationship society has with pornography.

As our outdated 20th century sex education becomes increasingly inadequate, how are we handling the ever-expanding porn utopia of the information age?

Using a blend of storytelling, poetry, scientific dissemination, interviews with porn Advocates, Addicts, Scientists and Producers, not to mention some terrible father-son counselling; The Coolidge Effect examines how pornography affects our mental health, relationships and sexual experiences.

Read Wonder Fools’ guest blog explaining the theory behind the Coolidge Effect here.

Image Credit- Jassy Earl

About the company

Established in Glasgow in 2014: by a group of mates, wanting to make contemporary theatre and performance that appealed to the rest of their mates.

Wonder Fools strives to create evocative, exhilarating, contemporary theatre and performance, in both conventional and out of the ordinary settings; attempting to redefine what a traditional theatre audience can be.

Their work draws on verbatim theatre, new writing, participatory performance and performance installations – in tandem with wide-ranging subject matters: pornography addiction, the Spanish Civil War, nightlife culture and more.

They are fascinated by how theatre and performance can be socially and historically rooted in the landscape and community in which it’s made; however big or small.

Working in all sorts of spaces and venues, in their short life Wonder Fools have taken their work to pubs and nightclubs, fields and festivals, not to mention studios and major theatres across Scotland and further afield.


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